Hall's Japanese Honeysuckle Plants
- Bushy, evergreen, mid-green leaves
- White trumpet flowers that turn creamy yellow
- Strong perfume. Glossy black berries.
- Full hardy
- Height 8m x Spread 1.5m
Lonicera japonica 'Halliana'
Halliana is an evergreen Japanese honeysuckle with small trumpets of deliciously scented cream and yellow flowers followed by black berries in the autumn. It will grow in sun or partial shade but the scent is at its best in full sun, particularly in the evening.
It is easy to grow and will rapidly reach 8m, prefers to have its roots moist but is happy in most soils as long as it has good drainage. It only needs pruning to keep it within bounds and to remove old, dead and dying growth. It provides nectar for bees, butterflies and ladybirds and berries in autumn for hungry birds. Halliana is very similar to Hall's Prolific, the main difference being that the latter only grows to about 4 metres.
- Bushy, evergreen mid-green leaves
- Lovely small creamy yellow trumpet flowers from July to September
- Will grow to an eventual height and spread of 8m x 1.5m
- Full hardy
- Strong perfume
- Sun or partial shade
- Needs support
Growing Halliana 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?
One of the most popular L. japonica varieties, it has been grown in the UK since the end of the 19th century. It is named after Dr George Hall, who cultivated it in 1862 at Parsons’ nursery, Flushing, USA.
Planting and Care Instructions
How to grow Lonicera 'Halliana':
Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' is 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:
Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' 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.