About this cultivar:
Lonicera x tellmanniana has bright, tubular flowers, the colour of burnt amber and flushed red in bud, smothering this honeysuckle from May to July. This gorgeous, deciduous climber looks lovely as the backdrop for a planting scheme based on 'hot' colours. Having said that, in our garden we have one up a tree and one over an arch! One of the most unusual honeysuckles.
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Flowers: May, June, July
- Other features: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM)
- Hardiness: Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Habit: Climbing
- Foliage: Deciduous
- Height: 360 - 540 cm (12 - 18 ft)
- Spread: 360 - 540 cm (12 - 18 ft)
- Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
- Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
- Colour: Green, yellow
- Goes well with: -
About this genus:
Lonicera (Lon-es-er-a), named after the Renaissance botanist Adam Lonicer, are arching shrubs or twining vines in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae) - in fact the common name IS honeysuckle! Native to the Northern Hemisphere, there are approximately 180 species of honeysuckle, 100 of which occur in China while about 20 native species occur in Europe, India and, North America.
Lonicera prefers partial sun and grows in most soils that are not sitting in water, although it is a remarkably adaptable genus. Try combining Lonicera with buddleia and Monarda.