Strong scented hybrid with a rich and long flowering, from May to September in optimal conditions. The Goldflame honeysuckle is less vigorous than the common honeysuckle, the leaves are lighter.
(sometimes called "Fragrant honeysuckle - lonicera x heckrottii, created in the USA in 1895 from lonicera x americana & Lonicera sempervirens)
The location should be warm, in partial shade, with rich and in garden soil. The foot of the plant should be protected against dryness. This honeysuckle thrives in with high air humidity (near coasts, rivers, near high groundwater zones etc). Dryness favors aphid infestation. Distance between two plants: 1,5 - 3 meters.
Semi woody climber, moderately vigorous growth, lightly twining, reaching a height of up to 4 meters. This honeysuckle develops a trunk slowly, the shoots develop early in spring, the foliage lasts from April to October. The flowering lasts from June to September, and the flowering may last until the first frost. The red berries are inedible. The avoid a balding of the plant, the trunk needs to be cut down to 0,5 meters from the trunk regularly. Pruning in summer stimulates branching.
A trellis with horizontal elements (rods or wires) to help the plant to grow as well as fences, pergolas and other constructions can be used as a support for this honeysuckle. Chose a trellis in the simple, medium or light design ranges. The heavy and massive design ranges provide better aeration of the plant and protect it from too much heat.