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Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina' (Late Dutch Honeysuckle)

Late Dutch Honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum 'Florida', Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina Florida', Woodbine 'Serotina'


Deliciously honey-scented, Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina' (Late Dutch Honeysuckle) is a compact, slow-growing, twining deciduous vine with large, 2 in. long (4 cm), tubular, crimson-budded flowers that open to reveal creamy-yellow throats. Produced in succession from late spring to the first frosts, the fragrant flowers eventually give way to translucent red berries. Vigorous, this honeysuckle enjoys a foliage of dark green, oval leaves, bluish-green underneath. It is regarded as one of the best honeysuckles because it combines great flower color with powerful fragrance.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 10-20 ft. tall (3-6 m) and 3-6 ft. wide (90-180 cm)
  • A part shade lover, this plant is best grown in average, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates full sun. Adapts to a wide range of soils, including clay soil, dry soil, but prefers moist, loamy soils.
  • Excellent choice for covering walls, fences, trellises, pergolas or trees. Excellent for screening.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is deer resistant and generally pest and disease free.
  • Minimal pruning is required. Prune after flowering.
  • Propagate by layering, hardwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Climbers, Shrubs
Plant Family Lonicera - Honeysuckles
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Climbers, Shrubs
Plant Family Lonicera - Honeysuckles
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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