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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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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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. x tellmanniana is a twining deciduous climber to 5m tall, with dark green, oblong leaves white beneath, and terminal clusters of tubular orange flowers 5cm long, often red-tinted, in late spring and summer
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Vigorous honeysuckle, grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Tolerant of full sun but grows best in partial shade
Take softwood, semi-ripe or leaf-bud cuttings from late spring to late summer. Propagate by layering
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 11 immediately after flowering each year if required
Pests Aphids, particularly honeysuckle aphid and thrips may be a problem
Fungal leaf spots and powdery mildews, especially in dry conditions, may cause leaf drop
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