Lonicera periclymenum 'Graham Thomas'
honeysuckle 'Graham Thomas'
'Graham Thomas' is a large twining deciduous climber with oval, dark green leaves whitish beneath and terminal clusters of fragrant white flowers which soon turn to buff-yellow. Berries red. Long flowering season
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
North–facing or West–facing or South–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
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
How to grow
Vigorous honeysuckle best in partial shade but tolerates full sun, thrives in any moist but well-drained soil
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wall side borders
Pruning group 11 after flowering
May be affected by powdery mildew
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