• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous 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 'Mandarin'

honeysuckle 'Mandarin'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous 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
  • Other common names honeysuckle 'Mandarin'

  • Synonyms Lonicera macgregorii 'Mandarin'

  • Family Caprifoliaceae

  • 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

  • Details 'Mandarin' is a deciduous climber, the leaves and young stems are bronze in spring, maturing to glossy, dark green. The tubular flowers, arranged in terminal whorls, are orange-red on the outside and yellow-orange inside. The main flush of flower is in early summer, with intermittent blooms until autumn

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Climbing

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Exposed

Soil

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilClay, Loam

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid

Size

  • Ultimate height 4-8 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Tolerates full sun but is less prone to aphids and mildew in semi-shade

Propagation Propagate by layering or take hardwood cuttings in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 11

Pests Aphids may be a problem

Diseases Powdery mildews may be a problem

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