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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
giant Burmese honeysuckle giant honeysuckle
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
L. hildebrandiana is the largest honeysuckle. It is an evergreen climber capable of reaching 10m or more, with flowers and leaves both up to 15cm long. The leaves are dark green and glossy. The highly fragrant, tubular flowers appear in pairs in the leaf axils all summer, opening pale cream and maturing to pale orange. Red berries up to 3cm long follow
SE Asia, China
Toxicity The berries may cause mild stomach upset if eaten
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
May survive against a warm wall in very mild areas, otherwise grow in a cool greenhouse or conservatory in loam-based compost with bright, filtered light
Propagate by layering, or take semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 11
Pests Aphids may be a problem
Generally trouble free
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