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Lonicera 'Mandarin'

Result of a deliberate cross between Lonicera tragophylla and Lonicera brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet' in 1989 at UBC, Mandarin is a vigorous deciduous woody climber to 6m at maturity. Young stems dark purplish-brown and young leaves dark coppery-brown, becoming glossy dark green when mature.  Flowers are produced in large heads in Early summer then periodically throughout the rest of summer. Long tubular flowers (6 to 7 cm long) are dark reddish-orange outside and paler yellow-orange on the inside. Whole flower effect is an intense orange colour (hence 'Mandarin'), well set off by the complementary colours of the foliage and stems. No fragrance. Fruits not produced.
Recently awarded an AGM by the RHS. Seems to do better in shade with us.

Lonicera 'Mandarin'


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