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Lonicera (Honeysuckle)
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Including Lonicera x ‘Novosa (Honey Baby) ™’, Lonicera periclymenum ‘Serotina’, and Lonicera periclymenum ‘Belgica’

Lonicera (shrubs)

Honeysuckle

Grateful for fertile soil, our easy-to-grow Lonicera are hardy and long-lived. They possess smooth-edged opposite leaves and entertain an abundance of showy, whorled blooms.


Lonicera periclymenum ‘Serotina’  full sun
Late Dutch Honeysuckle
Lonicera periclymenum Serotina

Samuel Pepys called it the trumpet flower and wrote, “The bugles blow scent instead of sound.” ‘Serotina’ bears multitudes of spidery-looking, fuchsia-colored buds, which open into pink, sweet-smelling bugles that later fade to a creamy salmon color. You can prune this vigorous semideciduous vine to make it more shrublike or let its bluish green foliage climb into the branches of a Cercidiphyllum.

Blooms June–September.

Size: 6' 0"–8' 0" high x 4' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.


Lonicera periclymenum ‘Serotina’ (S-0350)
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Lonicera (trees and vines)

Honeysuckle

  


Lonicera x ‘Novosa (Honey Baby) ™’  full sun  partial shade

Aptly named and well-worth the wait, this compact highly perfumed cross is the prized outcome of a 10 year breeding program by the Netherlands’ Boskoop Horticultural Research Center. Climbing branches with somewhat rounded, shiny dark green foliage comprise the easily managed bushy growth that boasts a bevy of purplish red buds and clustered tubular blooms, first opening a creamy yellow then darkening to a lovely orange-yellow. An award winning cross between Lonicera japonica ‘Halliana’ and Lonicera periclymenum ‘Belgica Select’, ‘Honey Baby’s dwarf evergreen habit can grace a container, an outdoor living space or a smaller garden, while its delectable smelling flowers unfurl from summer ‘til fall.

Blooms July–October

Size: 4' 0"–6' 0" high & spreading; hardy to zone 4.

Lonicera x ‘Novosa (Honey Baby) ™’ (T-0288)
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Lonicera periclymenum ‘Belgica’  full sun  partial shade
Early Dutch Honeysuckle
Lonicera periclymenum Belgica Lonicera periclymenum Belgica

Heralding summer, this vigorous sweetly perfumed twiner blooms earlier than most Honeysuckles and is set apart by tubular flowers, whose interiors change color as they mature amid semideciduous green oval leaves. Sprightly deep pink clusters of long slender curling buds open into large crimson bugles with creamy white centers, which later showcase bright yellow and red shades.

Especially fragrant at the end of the day and grateful for fertile soil, easily grown ‘Belgica’ can be pruned to develop a shrubby habit or be encouraged to ramble up walls, trellises, pillars, the branches of large shrubs or a Cercidiphyllum. Medium Band.

Blooms May – August.

Size: 6' 0"–8' 0" high & spreading; hardy to zone 5.


Lonicera periclymenum ‘Belgica’ (T-0268)
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