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Red honeysuckle "Dropmore Scarlett"

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!

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Red Honeysuckle "Dropmore Scarlet", latin: lonicera x brownii

Honeysucke "Dropmore Scarlett"

Requirements / Price

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.

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Caracteristics and Pruning

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.

Wire rope trellises for facades

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.

Suitable wire rope trellis

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Lonicera x brownii
Red honeysuckle growing on a mast with wire rope as a supporting device
Flowering honeysuckle "Dropmore Scarlett"
Lonicera brownii on a facade

Wire rope trellises for the red honeysuckle

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