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Lonicera × brownii ‘Dropmore Scarlet’ (Honeysuckle)

Honeysuckle 'Dropmore Scarlet', Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle 'Dropmore Scarlet', Lonicera sempervirens 'Dropmore Scarlet'

Lonicera × brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet', Honeysuckle 'Dropmore Scarlet', Lonicera sempervirens 'Dropmore Scarlet', Red flowers, Orange flowers, Semi-evergreen vine, semi-evergreen climber
Lonicera × brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet', Honeysuckle 'Dropmore Scarlet', Lonicera sempervirens 'Dropmore Scarlet', Red flowers, Orange flowers, Semi-evergreen vine, semi-evergreen climber

Highly popular, Lonicera × brownii ‘Dropmore Scarlet’ (Honeysuckle) is a vigorous semi-evergreen climber with masses of stunning, flaming scarlet, tubular flowers that open to reveal orange throats. Produced in succession from early summer to fall, they eventually give way (in hot summers) to small, bright red berries. Magnets for hummingbirds, the cheerful blossoms contrast nicely with the semi-evergreen foliage of rounded blue-green leaves. Although not fragrant, this honeysuckle makes up in color and still is a terrific garden plant. It will happily cover walls, fences, or pergolas for a striking floral display.

  • Grows up to 8-12 ft. tall (240-360 cm) and 6 ft. wide (180 cm)
  • A part shade lover, this plant is best grown in fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates full sun.
  • Excellent choice for covering walls, fences, trellises, and pergolas.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is generally pest and disease-free. Watch for aphids and thrips.
  • Prune in late winter or early spring.
  • Softwood, semi-ripe or leaf bud cuttings from late spring to late summer

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, A3
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Caprifoliaceae
Genus Lonicera
Common names Honeysuckle
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8' - 12'
(240cm - 3.7m)
Spread 5' - 6'
(150cm - 180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Lonicera hirsuta (Hairy Honeysuckle)
Lonicera dioica (Limber Honeysuckle)
Lonicera flava (Yellow Honeysuckle)
Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ (Trumpet Honeysuckle)
Lonicera involucrata (Twinberry Honeysuckle)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, A3
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Caprifoliaceae
Genus Lonicera
Common names Honeysuckle
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8' - 12'
(240cm - 3.7m)
Spread 5' - 6'
(150cm - 180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden
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