Lonicera (Periclymenum) Serotina

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£14.99

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Whorls of tubular pink and white honeysuckle flowers adorn the twining stems of this traditional cottage garden climber. Flowering later than most varieties, Lonicera periclymenum ‘Serotina’ will fragrance the air with its distinctive perfume well into autumn, before continuing its display with small, glassy red berries that are loved by birds. A lovely climber for creating an informal display on walls and fences, or training over free-standing obelisks.

How to Grow

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.
Care
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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