• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Lonicera sempervirens

Trumpet honeysuckle

Trumpet honeysuckle

© � RHS 1993

  • Other common names Trumpet honeysuckle
    Coral honeysuckle

  • Genus Lonicera can be deciduous and evergreen shrubs, or climbers with twining stems. The tubular or two-lipped flowers, often very fragrant, are followed by red or black berries

  • Family Caprifoliaceae / Caprifoliaceae

  • Species L. sempervirens is a medium-sized, twining evergreen climber with blue-green leaves, the uppermost perfoliate. Flowers to 5cm in length, orange-red outside, yellow within, followed by red berries

  • Plant range E & S USA

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Climbing

  • Fragrance Flower

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing or North-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    2.5-4 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Vigorous honeysuckle best in partial shade but tolerates full sun, thrives in any moist but well-drained soil

Propagation Propagate by layering, hardwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 11 after flowering

Pests May be attacked by aphids

Diseases Generally disease free

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