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.
Evergreen honeysuckle / Henry honeysuckle - Lonicera henryi
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.
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.
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.