Lonicera x heckrottii

Lonicera x heckrottii
Lonicera x heckrottii

Flame honeysuckle
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Binomial:Lonicera x heckrottii
Genus:Lonicera
Family:Caprifoliaceae
Type:vine
Light requirements:full sun to part shade
Water requirements:drought tolerant
Soil requirements:rich, fertile, well-drained
Bloom season:year round

Lonicera x heckrottii is a garden hybrid, grown for its showy clusters of pink flowers and evergreen foliage. Flowers are produced throughout the year, even in winter.

DescriptionEdit

This is a vigorous, twining vine, leaves are opposite, fused at the top. The flowers are in terminal clusters of 5-10 , pink, and tubular.

Growing ConditionsEdit

Requires a trellis or fence for support. Performs best in rich, well-drained soils in full sun. For winter flowering, shelter from wind is helpful.

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Problems are uncommon. See Lonicera for a list of pests and diseases affecting the genus.

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