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Lonicera x americana

This hybrid Honeysuckle is a cross between L. implexa and L. etrusca both from the Med. it gets its name Lonicera x americana from the fact the hybrid was first raised in the Americas!! The true form of this is Evergreen or semi-evergreen and has strongly scented flowers in whorls at the ends of the shoots, from late May to late autumn the flowers are cream and pink. (see also Lonicera x italica which is often sold incorrectly as x americana) Because of its Med. origins it will put up with more sun than most honeysuckles but would prefer to be sited out of cold windy spots. Sadly I struggle to propagate this and its always in short supply

Lonicera x americana

 

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