Lonicera periclymenum 'Strawberries and Cream' ®

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3 litre pot £29.99 £23.99
available to order from midsummer
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Buy Lonicera periclymenum 'Strawberries and Cream' ® honeysuckle: A new shrubby form of the much loved climbing honeysuckle

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: fast growing
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    When we discovered this amazing plant at one of the plant fairs we just had to have it! It produces masses of flowers just like the much-loved climbing form, but it grows as a relatively compact shrub, which lends itself particularly well to patio pots. The flowers have a deliciously sweet perfume and will appear over a long period from midsummer onwards - and they are loved by bees and butterflies.

  • Garden care: Once established, trim back lanky stems after flowering and remove up to a third of the oldest stems. In early spring, apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.

  • Humans/Pets Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten

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Beautiful pot product for a terrace

5

Beautiful, unusual plant that sits wonderfully on our terrace and is comfortable for the past year in our pots!

Hannah

Surrwy

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Lovely compact, fragrant woodbine

5

This honeysuckle has a neat compact form, good for my small garden. The scent wafts about in the afternoon and evening.

G Embra

Edinburgh

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Lovely shrub

5

Lovely long lasting flowers that smell like jasmine & no mildew which all my climbing honeysuckles have suffered from. Every garden should have one

Steve

Wirral

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Early days

3

I bought 2 of these plants in the summer of 2019 for container growing in my south facing garden. They both flowered but one of them developed mildew on the leaves and looks a bit scraggly. I'm hoping they will be established now and produce more flowers this year to look bushier. Not sure if I can recommend this plant yet, we'll see what happens this summer.

Masher

Aberdeenshire

Smells great

5

Smells lovely and perfect in a pot on the patio

Lizzie

York

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As good as all other products I've bought from rocus.

4

I can sit in its shade and just inhale

Oldie

Wiltshire

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Lovely plant !

5

This is a lovely small honeysuckle - just right for the patio. It is not a climber. Seems slow growing so may plant out onto a border in a year or two. Flowered profusely all summer and Autumn.

Eljoester

east yorkshire

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Long lasting flowers, nice & compact & scented.

5

My first ever compact patio Honeysuckle. Planted in planter on terrace. Made lots of good growth in 1 year. Sufficiently compact for patio. Endless flowers, scent & red berries after. Healthy shoots for 2019. So good, I bought another!!

Lancashire Man

Bolton, Lancashire

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Love this plant!

5

Just love this plant. As do the bees,and even a hawk moth,which I had not seen before. Well worth buying.

H.M.

Norfolk

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Recommended

5

Purchased last year for planting on the foreshore of a marina, plants flowered , survived their first winter and are now established shrubs. Ideall for a difficult site

Stany

Plymouth

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Have had this in a pot for 2 years,now planted out... it's got mildew the past 2 years-how can I treat & prevent this?

Cat lover

Powdery mildew on honeysuckle would indicate air is not circulating around the plant and this could be due to overcrowding which can be improved with annual pruning. Once established trim back lanky stems after flowering and remove up to a third of the oldest stems. In early spring, apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.

Andy

Do I need to deadhead this honeysuckle for more flowers or just leave to enjoy the berries?

new gardener

Hello, I tend to remove the earlier flowers after they have fade, but then by mid- to late summer, I leave them on so I have some berries to enjoy too!

Helen

I have a container that is 36cm wide and 65cm in height... would this be suitable for when the strawberries and cream honeysuckle plant matures? Thank you.

Beu

Yes, I would say that it should feel quite happy in this pot - provided it is kept well fed and watered.

Helen

What size pot does this plant need to be potted in to survive well in?

Llee

It depends on whether or not you want to pot it up in stages or not, but I would aim for a pot that is around 40cm in diameter when the plant matures.

Helen

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