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Evergreen Honeysuckle

The evergreen leaves of this honeysuckle make it an interesting choice for greening fences or privacy screens. It is an interesting alternative to ivy. The evergreen honeysuckle Healthy, but sensitive to lack of water.

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Evergreen honeysuckle / Henry honeysuckle - Lonicera henryi

Evergreen Honeysuckle

Requirements / Price

Evergreen honeysuckles thrive in sunny or even better, partially shaded locations, sometimes even in full shade but then with fewer leaves. The soil must be rich, fresh and moist. Shading the base of the plant is good for the plant. Distance between individual plants: 3 meters.

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Caracteristics and Pruning

Twining vine from China, introduced in Europe (Great Britain) in 1908 by Ernest Wilson. Moderately vigorous growth with overhanging shoots, with a maximum height of up to 10 meters depending on the location. Little to medium stem development. The leaves curl up in harsh winters when roots can't absorb water and then fall off. In early spring new shoots emerge. In most years the plant is evergreen especially in a mild micro-climate and protected location. Leaves are not susceptible to mildew at al. The flowers last from June to July (August). The fruits are small blue-black round berries. The plant should be pruned occasionally spring and thinned out to promote branching.

Wire rope trellises for facades

The supporting trellis should be vertical, oder shaped as a fan or a net. Horizontal elements give the plant better grip and promote foliage density. See below for suitable rope systems. Choose a simple "Basic" or "Basic-S" trellis or a trellis in the medium range, for trellises higher than 6 meters chose a heavy or massive trellis.

Suitable wire rope trellis

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Evergreen honeysucke as wall green
Massive lonicera henryi on wire ropes, north facing wall near a river
Evergreen woodbine in winter
Evergreen woodbine in winter
Two evergreen honeysuckles next to a door
Evergreen woodine in a courtyard

Greening examples

Examples of greening projects with the evergreen honeysuckle on buildings and other objects.

Honeysuckle growing on a staircase and balcony balustrade
Honeysuckle on a wooden trellis
Massive evergreen honeysuckle
Evergreen honeysuckle on a grid trellis
Honeysuckle on a downpipe
Courtyard with an evergreen honeysuckle
Facade greening with evergreen honeysuckle
Street greening with evergreen honeysuckle
Wall greening with lonicera henryi, no pruning
Lonicera henryi next to a garbage disposal


Small gallery

Twining shoots
Fruits of evergreen honeysuckle
The leaves will often roll up into a tube shape during winter to avoid evaporation.

Suitable cable systems for lonicera henryi

Please click on the graphics to see a detailed view of each design!

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