Belonging to the Caprifoliaceae family, this Japanese Honeysuckle ('Mint Crisp') features white and gold tubular flowers, which each boast a sweet scent that will disperse around your garden, and are typically followed by the emergence of red or black berries. This plant's semi-evergreen foliage comprises of ovate leaves, that are etched by speckles of dark green, and, as such, this Honeysuckle is ideal for subtly adorning walls or fences in need of interesting greenery. To ensure a flourishing Honeysuckle, we encourage you to plant in soil that is moist, yet well-drained, and additionally receives full sun or partial shade.
As we recommend with all plants, it is key to regularly water newly planted plants in the months after planting.
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When planting, dig a hole twice the circumference of the pot. Ensure the pot sits roughly level with the soil, with the graft point above the soil. Infill, the remaining space with a mix of compost and garden soil, but do not compress the soil.
In terms of care, watering is important especially during the summer months. They will need a thorough watering twice weekly during dry spells.
Honeysuckle produce on this year's growth, so can be pruned anytime after flowering till spring.
Honeysuckle plants are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:
- Position: Honeysuckle prefer full sun but will suffice in partial shade.
- Soil Types: soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Simply, avoid waterlogged soils and apply mulch to improve aeration.
- Planting In Pots: choose a pot around 50cm deep and be sure to apply mulch. Ensure regular watering in the warmer months.
- Hardiness: Honeysuckle can be found growing throughout temperate regions, and are well suited to the UK climate.