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Climber Wall Shrub

Lonicera etrusca 'Donald Waterer'

honeysuckle 'Donald Waterer'

'Donald Waterer' is a vigorous deciduous climber with dark reddish stems, glaucous foliage and clusters of tubular red flowers, white fading to yellow within, followed by orange-red berries

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Blue Green
Summer Red White Yellow Blue Green
Autumn Red White Yellow Blue Green Orange Red
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Caprifoliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by layering, hardwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings

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

Pruning group 11 after flowering

Pests

May be attacked by aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free

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