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Creeping Japanese Honeysuckle Plants

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Lonicera japonica repens

  • Evergreen leaves, flushed purple in Spring.
  • White & purple trumpet flowers Jun-Sept
  • Decorative black berries
  • To 6m
  • Full hardy
  • Strong perfume
  • Sun or partial shade
  • Needs support
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Description

Lonicera japonica repens: Creeping Japanese Honeysuckle Plants

Strongly scented flowers, white and creamy yellow on the inside and blushed purple on the outside. The evergreen leaves, and stems, have a purple tinge when new. Very vigorous to 6m by 5m

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Features:

  • Evergreen leaves, flushed purple in Spring.
  • White, yellow & purple trumpet flowers June to September
  • Decorative black berries
  • To 6m
  • Full hardy
  • Strong perfume
  • Sun or partial shade
  • Needs support

Growing Creeping Japanese Honeysuckle

Great for any number of situations, scrambling over low walls, over arches and pergolas or into trees. It associates very well with other honeysuckles and climbing roses or can be planted with a clematis scrambling together over a fence or tree stump. It is essentially a woodland and cottage garden plant suiting informal planting schemes.

Did You Know? 

It is almost identical to L. japonica, the main difference being the comparative lack of downy hairs on the underside of the leaves. 

Planting and Care Instructions

How to grow Lonicera repens:

Best planted where the roots have a shady run although it will be happy in any situation and with any soil pH.

  • It is quite loose and spreading in habit so choose a spot where it has room to expand.
  • Plant it in a hole larger than the rootball.
  • Backfill with good quality compost, having incorporated a handful of bonemeal.
  • Firm in well and water.
  • Prune by 1/3rd after flowering and remove any untidy growth.

Look out for:

May be susceptible to mildew and aphids but it rarely causes a severe problem. Because of the plants attraction for insects and bees it is inadvisable to use chemical sprays.