Lonicera × heckrottii 'American Beauty'
honeysuckle (Gold Flame)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: June to August
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Fabulously fragrant, pink-flushed, orange-yellow, tubular flowers from June to August, followed by red berries in hot summers. This vigorous, shrubby honeysuckle is semi-evergreen in milder winters, and looks lovely in a small cottage-style or wildlife garden. Since it doesn't have the twining branches found on other varieties, it will need to be tied with garden twine to an upright support.
- Garden care: Cut back established plants after flowering, removing a third of the flowering shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.
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Q:Please could you help me with the growing of Honeysuckle and Clematis? I have asbestos under shallow soil, it's fine there, I am not moving it nor disturbing it, it has been there for many, many years, I would like to know if I could put compost mixed with soil over the top of it for my Honeysuckle and Clematis? These plants are already in place, still in their pots, and growing very fast, climbing up the framework I have for them,they seem to love the place they're in, I just am not sure if they'd be alright if I put compost and soil or just compost for them, I would hate to be responsible for them dying...... I look forward to your answer...Thank you, Chrissie.Asked on 7/15/2013 by Chrisssie from Nottingham
I'm afraid I am not an expert on the subject of asbestos, but my understanding is that it should be left alone. Therefore I would be reluctant to plant anything in that area.Answered on 7/15/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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