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Climber Wall Shrub

Lonicera alseuosmoides

An evergreen, twining climber eventually reaching up to 5m tall with dark green, glossy, oblong leaves. Small, scented, funnel-shaped flowers are borne from summer into autumn on young shoots. Flowers are up to 12mm long, yellow outside and purple within and are followed by bluish-black berries

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Purple Yellow Green
Autumn Purple Yellow Green Blue Black
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Caprifoliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
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

Name status

Correct

Plant range
W China (Sichuan)

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grows best in partial shade but will tolerate full sun

Propagation

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

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 11 after flowering

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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