A honeysuckle is blooming in my garden, delicate fragrance of its flowers is especially pleasant in the evenings! Some of you who grows a honeysuckle bush knows that it's an excellent climber, its shoots rise up to 4-6 m.
My honeysuckle was planted after the planning the garden when arches and trellis for lianas were set along the summer house. Because it is difficult to replant later this large vine, one can damage its roots.
I love Perfoliate Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium) because is unpretentious, hardy, has gentle and fragrant flowers and orange-red berries. Flowers are white or yellowish inside and purple outside, have an unique shape with long stamens. Although life of a fragrant flower lasts 3-4 days, but in general, flowering lasts about three weeks.
As this vine prefers a sunny location, I planted it at a trellis on the east side. Lonicera caprifolium is growing fast, its young shoots grow by 1.5-2 m per season. Another new plant bred from cuttings grows on the other side of the house. It's said the plant lives up to 50 years or more in one place.
Despite the fact that honeysuckle came in the North from more southern areas, it winters well and does not need covering in my garden. If you would plant it near a support, you have to remember that honeysuckle stems twist counterclockwise. If you cut off the shoots which are too long it will stimulate the growth of lateral shoots. Also I like that Lonicera is completely resistant to pests and diseases.
Do you have this plant in your garden? Is it wintering and blooming well? Thank you!