A small hybrid with remarkable bright red flowers and a long flowering period from June to October (in optimal conditions). The red honeysuckle is persistant until November / December ) and is particularly suitable for smaller trellises due to its weak growth. No scent!
Red Honeysuckle "Dropmore Scarlet", latin: lonicera x brownii
Sunny to partially shaded or shaded locations. Thrives in urban climates. Fresh and rich garden soil. The base of the plant should be protected from temperature variations and dryness by shading it with a stone for example. Distance between two plants: 0,8 to 1,5 meters.
A remarkably robust honeysuckle. The shoots are lightly twining, the plant reaches a height of 2 to 3, maximum 4 meters. The stem develops slowly, the foliage lasts from April to winter, the plant may be persistant in milder winters. The long, slender flowers are orange-red. The flowering lasts from May/June to October, the orange berries are inedible. No scent. Prune in summer as needed.