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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
honeysuckle 'Red Gables'
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
'Red Gables' is a vigorous, deciduous, twining climber, to 7m tall, with oval, dark-green, bronze-flushed leaves, grey-green beneath. Clusters of fragrant, deep reddish-purple flowers, with cream interiors, are borne from summer into autumn and followed by red berries
Toxicity Berries may cause mild stomach upset if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Vigorous honeysuckle best in partial shade but tolerates full sun, thrives in any moist but well-drained soil
Propagate by layering, hardwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Wall-side Borders Flower borders and beds
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 11 after flowering
Pests May get aphids and thrips
May be affected by powdery mildew
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