Lonicera japonica 'Halliana'

Japanese honeysuckle

3 litre pot
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One of the few tough evergreen climbers, with round small leaves and fragrant white flowers that turn cream - more flowers when kept in check!

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of highly scented, pure white, tubular flowers, ageing to yellow, smother this handsome honeysuckle from April to August, giving it a two-tone appearance. Many of the handsome, tapered, glossy, dark green leaves are retained all year, so this vigorous variety is ideal for covering a pergola, arch or boundary wall, or scrambling through robust shrubs and trees. It is happy in sun or partial shade.

  • Garden care: Cut back established plants after flowering, removing a third of the flowering shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.

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  • Q:

    Vigorous climbing plants

    Hi, I am looking for rapid growing climbers (evergreen and non-evergreen) that I can grow through trees without harming the host trees. The planting site is as follows:- -East facing but ultimately the aerial part of the growth will be facing west - Shaded at the base where the young plant will be started i.e.roots in shade but tip of young plant showing above adjacent hardstanding car park - Moist well draining soil Can you recommend some varieties? Many thanks, Roger
    Asked on 4/12/2010 by Roger Pirrie

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  • Q:

    Advice on climbers please

    Hi, I need to find climbing plants for the length of a 2m high wood panel fence with concrete posts. I haven't measured the entire length but I would estimate around 15m. It is South facing and on a side of the garden that gets a lot of sun in the summer, the soil is clay and tends to dry out. I have no idea how many plants I would need to cover the entire fence (I am notoriously bad at judging the spread of a plant and always end up with an overcrowding problem). I am looking for something to deter anyone from climbing over the fence, yet ideally something that won't be treacherous to deal with myself (if such a plant exists!). Climbing roses are the first to spring to mind and if I were to go down that route I would definitely opt for white or cream flowers. I have had a look at the white climbing roses on your site but am unsure whether they will be happy in our soil, as you specify 'moist, well-drained' humus rich soil. I would also like to get an evergreen climber for the rear fence (+/- 5m long). I am not concerned whether this flowers or not, and I am less concerned about this being a 'thief-deterrent'. The soil is the same,- lots of clay, which plants seem to like, but it is very hard to work with and dries out easily in the summer. Any advice gratefully accepted! Best regards, Heather
    Asked on 3/12/2010 by Thuli

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    • A:

      Hello Heather, Unfortunately there are no plants that will deter intruders without being difficult to deal with, and the best plants are those with thorns like the roses. It sounds like roses will certainly grow in your soil, but ideally you should dig in lots of composted organic matter and then make sure they are kept well watered in summer. It can be difficult to see a small plant and imagine how big it will grow to eventually, however we do give all this information on each plant card, which hopefully should help. You will find it just to the right of the pictures at the top of the pages. If you click on the following rose, you will see it has an eventual height and spread of 10 x 6 m http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/roses/climber-rose/rambling-roses/climbers/rosa-filipes-kiftsgate/classid.1280/ while this one will only grow to 3 x 2m http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/roses/climber-rose/climbers/climbing-roses/rosa-climbing-iceberg/classid.1181/ I would pick the one you like the look of and then you will be able to establish how many you need to fill your fence. As for the evergreens, if you click on the following link it will take you to our full range of evergreen or semi-evergreen climbers that will grow in clay soils, but the same rules apply re preparing the soil and watering. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/plcid.15/vid.9/vid.228/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 3/12/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
  • Q:

    Plant for an east facing wall

    Hi, Could you help me with the choice of plant for an east facing wall (it will get early morning sun). The wall is 8 foot high and 20 foot long. I liked the idea of a climbing Hydrangea but this appears to grow to 15 metres. Is there a similar evergreen plant that you could recommend? Many thanks Sue
    Asked on 1/20/2010 by Sue Mather

    2 answers

    • A:

      Hi Helen Many thanks I think we will go for the Hydrangea Regards Sue

      Answered on 1/20/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
    • A:

      Hello Sue, The Hydrangea is really quite slow growing and you can easily cut it back if it does get too big, so if you really like it, I would be tempted to go for it. Alternatively you could opt for one of the Loniceras or a Hedera, both of which can be trimmed back if they get over-large. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 1/20/2010 by Sue Mather
  • Q:

    Climber for South facing wall

    Dear Sir/ Madam, I wanted to order a couple of climbers for a south facing wall. I already have a Virginia Creeper growing but the wall is concrete and looks terrible in the in winter. Have you got any recommendations for an evergreen climber that would grow well on a south facing wall, and also grow with a Virginia Creeper? Kind regards, Roland
    Asked on 12/10/2009 by s8films

    1 answer

  • Q:

    Looking for a suitable plant to screen pipe

    I am looking for advice please. We have recently installed a downstairs toilet which involved erecting a very large ugly grey pipe (vertically) which almost reaches the eaves of the house. The position of the house/pipe wouldn't be suitable for a tree as it is directly on the driveway side of the house. Could you possibly suggest a fast growing bushy evergreen climber to disguise it? I'd thought of ivy but perhaps you could suggest something bushier or better?Many t hanks Elizabeth
    Asked on 10/17/2009 by elizabeth cairns

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello Elizabeth, There are very few truly evergreen climbers that are fast growing, so ivy may be a good option. Another option may be Clematis armandii, but this is not quite fully hardy - just click on the following link to go straight to it
      http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/clematis/clematis-armandii-/classid.863/
      or if you want a semi-evergreen, then these two might be worth considering. Lonicera japonica Halliana
      http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/honeysuckle/lonicera-japonica-hallian/classid.1678/
      or Solanum (again not quite fully hardy)
      http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/other-climbers/solanum-crispum-glasnevin/classid.1720/ I hope this helps Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 10/19/2009 by elizabeth cairns
  • Q:

    Climbers advise please

    Please can you help me? I've recently bought an old cottage and the garden is in a terrible mess. I have re-built a fence and used willow trellis along it, as I would like to grow a climber over the trellis. The garden is south facing, I think, as it gets the sun (when we get any sun) from mid morning throughout the day and is quite sheltered. I am informed that the soil is fertile. I think that I would prefer an evergreen, so that there is still a barrier throughout the winter, but am open to suggestions. The fence is about 6 metres long and 1.2 metres high. Can you please advise me of a suitable climber to grow? Many thanks, Nichola
    Asked on 7/29/2009 by Nichola Day

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello Nichola, One of the best cottage garden climbers is honeysuckle, but I am concerned about the height of the fence as 1.2m is really very short for a climber. If you click on the following link it will take you to one of the best honeysuckles, which has an eventual height and spread of 10 x 2m, so 1 would be ample to fill the space. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/honeysuckle/lonicera-japonica-halliana/classid.1678/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 7/30/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
  • Q:

    Plants to deter cats

    Hello, my tiny terrace garden was recently made over at some expense but my 2 beloved moggies have ruined the one flower bed by using it as a loo-I am about to spend yet more money on having it cleaned up but how do I deter the cats from ruining it again? They are outdoor cats and use the catflap and there is nowhere indoors to put a litter tray anyway. Friends suggested several centimetres of woodchips? on the soil would put them off but I would value your advice before I invest. Also, which perfumed lilies are poisonous to cats?-or are they all? I am not thinking of poisoning the 2 moggies but I would like some lilies in pots but not if they are going to harm the cats. Also, suggestions of perfumed climbing shrubs that will stand shade. Many thanks Sonia
    Asked on 7/23/2009 by Sonia Richardson

    1 answer

  • Q:

    Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' growing problem

    Hi I ordered a Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' which I planted in a very large tub with 'new' compost from a Garden Centre, -planted at the tilted angle recommended, with the growth intertwining into a trellis. It is planted in a place which gets a good bit of sun (when the sun shines). I gave it several good soakings and subsequently ensured it has been watered so the soil is always damp. Anyway, it hasn't grown one little bit. It hasn't apparently died, although some of the leaves have gone a bit firm - not quite dead in look - it just has not grown one leaf or shoot or inch. It is quite stationary and some leaves do not look healthy. I have this Saturday given it the recommended amount of plant food - I would have waited a few more weeks (as the soil contains nutrients) but the plant obviously was not prospering. The other 2 climbers I bought from you are doing quite well. What can I do ? Greg
    Asked on 7/20/2009 by Greg Nelson

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello Greg, I would not be too alarmed as often times newly planted things will simply concentrate their energies into putting on root growth rather than top growth. All you need to do is make sure it gets the water it needs and give it time. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 7/20/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
  • Q:

    Is Lonicera halliana evergreen?

    Hi - Before I plant these Honeysuckles, can you please confirm if the leaves will remain green all year? Thanks. Ron
    Asked on 6/26/2009 by ron birrell

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello Ron, All the Lonicera halliana cultivars are classified as evergreen or semi-evergreen. This means they will keep most of their leaves throughout the year, however in colder parts of the country, or if temperatures really drop they will shed them. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 7/4/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
  • Q:

    Why don't the climbers flower

    My aunt aged 83 has a Jasmine and Honeysuckle growing beautifully up an east facing wall getting plenty of warmth and sunshine. They were planted about 5 1/2 years ago. The Jasmine flowered briefly in its second year of growth but hasn't flowered since and the Honeysuckle hasn't bloomed at all. Both plants are very healthy in every other respect. Can you please advise.Thanking you in anticipation. Sarah
    Asked on 6/14/2009 by Sarah King

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello there, The most likely cause is a lack of sun, although other factors could include pruning at the wrong time of the year, or not enough feed or water. If you want to give them a bit of a push, then feed them with Sulphate of Potash (following the manufacturers instructions).I hope this helps, Helen.

      Answered on 2/28/2012 by helen.derrin
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