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Lonicera sempervirens

This is an evergreen to semi-evergreen climber which really needs a warm garden (or a wall in cold areas) to succeed in Britain, it can be large when happy. The unscented flowers are tubular, red, and borne over a long season (April to September) Pollinated by humming birds in the wild. Lonicera sempervirens comes from the Eastern United States and was introduced to the UK around 1656. It gained an A.G.M. in 1964. See also its hybrid Lonicera x brownii (which is similar but easier to grow) On a warm wall this can be a show stopper over a long season. Doing better for us in some shade rather than full sun.

Lonicera sempervirens


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