Growing guide

How to grow climbing honeysuckle

Climbing honeysuckles (Lonicera) are a classic climbers for a romantic cottage garden. Twining around pergolas and adorning walls, they are covered in clusters of tubular flowers in the height of the summer. 

Quick facts

  • Easy to grow
  • Flowers from summer to autumn. Blooms are followed by berries
  • Plant deciduous climbers in late winter; evergreens in spring or autumn
  • They don’t mind a bit of sun but prefer partial shade
  • Prune annually to keep them healthy and under control
  • Mulch in spring to help reduce water stress and risk of powdery mildew 
  • More plants can be produced by the easy and effective method of layering

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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