A small but striking red-flowering hybrid with a long flowering period from June to October (in optimal conditions). The red honeysuckle can be considered at least half 'wintergreen' (until November / December ) and is particularly suitable for smaller trellises due to its slow growth. No scent!
Red Honeysuckle "Dropmore Scarlet", latin: lonicera x brownii
Thrives in sunny to semi-shaded locations, can withstand urban areas well. Needs 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 plants: 0.8 - 1.5 metres.
A remarkably robust honeysuckle. With lightly twining shoots, it reaches a height of 2 (max. 3) metres. The trunk develops slowly, early bud burst, foliage lasts from April to winter, may be wintergreen in milder winters. The long, slender flowers are orange-red. Flowering lasts from May/June to October; the orange berries are inedible. No scent. Prune in summer as needed.