A small but strikingly red-flowering hybrid with a long flowering period from June to October (in optimal conditions). The red honeysuckle is 'wintergreen' 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 - 1.5 metres.
A remarkably robust honeysuckle. The shoots are lightly twining; the plant reaches a height of 2 - 3, max. 4 metres. The stem develops slowly, foliage lasts from April to winter, may be wintergreen 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.