Lonicera japonica 'Hall's Prolific'
A vigorous twining large evergreen climber. Leaves are undivided or sometime lobed, ovate to oblong, dark green. Flowers are produced between the leaves on young shoots, up to 4cm in length, white, soon turning buff yellow, and are highly fragrant. This cultivar is distinct in flowering profusely on young plants.
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or East–facing or West–facing or North–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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
This plant is listed on Schedule 9 of the UK Wildlife & Countryside Act (Northern Ireland) as an invasive non-native species. Although not banned from sale, it is an offence to plant or cause these to grow in the wild IN NORTHERN IRELAND. Gardeners possessing them should undertake measures to control them. See RHS advice on invasive non-native species for further information
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wall side borders
Pruning group 11 in early spring
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