Red Honeysuckle "Dropmore Scarlett"

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 semi-wintergreen (until November / December ) and is particularly suitable for smaller trellises due to its slow growth. No scent!

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

Honeysucke "Dropmore Scarlett"
Honeysucke "Dropmore Scarlett"

To Thrive...

This honeysuckle does best 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.

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Characteristics and Pruning

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.

Climbing Supports for the Facade

A trellis with horizontal elements (rods or wires), as well as fences, pergolas, and other constructions can be used as a support for this honeysuckle. Choose a trellis in the easy, medium or light design ranges.


Suitable Wire Rope Trellises

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Suitable wire rope trellises for the red honeysuckle

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