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Dipelta yunnanensis

Yunnan honeysuckle

D. yunnanensis is a deciduous shrub to 3m with arching branches and peeling, pale brown bark, glossy, lance-shaped leaves up to 12cm long and small clusters of scented, funnel-shaped, white flowers, tinged dark pink and marked orange in the throat. The small fruit are surrounded by conspicuous greenish-pink bracts

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Orange Pink White Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Caprifoliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Dipelta are deciduous shrubs with simple, opposite leaves and solitary or clustered, fragrant, bell-shaped flowers in late spring or summer

Name status

Correct

Plant range
W China

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grows best in well-drained alkaline soils in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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