Hybrid honeysuckle (Lonicera × heckrottii)
Hybrid honeysuckle (Lonicera × heckrottii) is a climber that can grow 3m – 8m tall and 3m – 8m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Hybrid honeysuckle (Lonicera × heckrottii).
This plant is commonly known as hybrid honeysuckle.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 5-10 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: hybrid honeysuckle
Scientific name: Lonicera × heckrottii
Plant type: Climbers
Height: 3m – 8m
Spread: 3m – 8m
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Clay, Loam
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Informal Garden, Wildlife Gardens
Planting type: Wall-side Borders
Other characteristics: Plants for pollinators
Versatile and decorative, climbing plants can make great contributions to creative garden designs.
Their rambunctious branches complement other plants and adorn structures with flowers and foliage.
Climbers are often used as a backdrop for other plants or are grown on pergolas to provide shade and height for the garden.
You can also create focal points by interweaving them through trees, pyramids and pillars, or train them on a trellis to form partitions between different areas of the garden.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Hybrid honeysuckle (Lonicera × heckrottii), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Hybrid honeysuckle (Lonicera × heckrottii) is a plant that prefers to grow in clay or loam.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Lonicera × heckrottii likes to grow in moist but well drained soil.
Hybrid honeysuckle (Lonicera × heckrottii) is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.