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Honeysuckle 'Firecracker'

Lonicera

Hardy Perennial

A highly unusual honeysuckle with grey-green leaves which resemble a Eucalyptus! This hardy climbing honeysuckle produces fiery flowers in late spring and early summer, in hot shades of red, orange, yellow and purple. The flowers make a striking contrast to the unusual cup-shaped bracts which form a collar around them, and are followed by bright red berries in the autumn. Unlike many Loniceras, Honeysuckle 'Firecracker' is not prone to mildew and has a neat growth habit, which makes it an ideal climber for small spaces. Stunning grown on walls, fences and in woodland gardens, in sun or partial shade. Height: 2m (6.5'). Spread: 1.5m (5').

 

Ideal For:
walls and fences, cottage gardens, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
May, June
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £11.99
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Pot up lonicera plants and grow them on until large enough to plant out in their final positions. When they are well grown, gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days. Plant honeysuckle against a suitable, sturdy support such as trellis or strong wires attached to walls and pergolas, in fertile, moist, free draining soil. Poor soils can be improved by adding plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost. Choose a position in sun or semi-shade. When growing honeysuckle in patio containers, use soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3.
Feed and water lonicera regularly throughout the growing season until they are fully established. Check young shoot tips regularly as honeysuckle plants are susceptible to aphid damage, particularly when grown in full sun. Prune immediately after flowering, first removing the oldest stems, then reducing the remaining stems to restrict their vigorous growth to the available space. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant in spring. Caution: Honeysuckle berries are harmful if eaten.

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