2 x Evergreen & Hardy Climbing Plant - Lonicera' Chocolate Henry' - with Chocolate Purple Red Flowers and Shiny Black Berries. This Evergreen fully hardy honeysuckle has been container grown so can be planted any time of the year.
Everyone has room for this handsome evergreen climber which is easy to grow and quick to grow and will provide privacy for you in places other plants are hard to establish. Honeysuckle Lonicera 'henryi' as it is also known is a fully hardy rarely encountered evergreen climber with handsome, glossy dark green leaves which are retained all year round. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by insects, ensuring a high chance of plentiful berries, which the birds adore and these supply them with an early autumn treat! This honeysuckle also has the benefit of being able to grow in semi-shade or no shade and it thrives in moist soil. 'Henryi' has chocolate purple-red flowers with beautiful yellow throats and these blooms are carried from early summer through to early autumn. The flowers are followed by small berries which are purplish-black in colour with a light waxy bloom. Well suited for scrambling over arbours, pergolas, boundary walls and because of its glossy dark leaves it is useful for covering unsightly objects which might also be in a shady part of the garden. The common name for this elegant climbing plant is Henry's Honeysuckle. Brilliant for screening and blocking out nosey neighbours too! Every garden should have a Chocolate Henry!
Size of plant supplied : 9cm pot grown and posted WITH pot so root system is protected
Height of plant supplied : from bottom of pot to top of foliage approx 30cm plus and shooting well ready to romp away
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: humus-rich, moist, well drained soil or multi-purpose compost and feed well
Growth rate: vigorous, Height (5 years) 4 m and Spread 2 m
Flowering period: June to September
Flower colour: Chocolate purple-red flowers flushed with beautiful yellow throats
Hardiness: fully hardy
Other features: Long flowering period and particularly handsome evergreen foliage with early autumnal berries
PRUNING: Tidy and any weak stems remove end of Feb to mid March. For a detailed guide to planting and pruning view www.climbingplantsdirect.com and view the climbing plant care guide
FEEDING: we recommend "Tomorite" - normal strength diluted weekly from May to September
Wildlife: early autumnal berries and an early food source for beneficial garden wild-life and birds.
2 x Lonicera 'henry' Evergreen Honeysuckle in 9cm Pot. This container grown evergreen climbing plant despatched WITH pot so root system is safe . We use 'Exemptor' to ensure your root system is strong and healthy and will establish well.
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