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Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle

Tough, fast-growing and productive, Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle gives you a lot of bang for your buck. You can grow it up fencing for privacy, over bland or shabby structures, or spread it over a hard-to-mow slope as a ground cover. The leaves are plentiful and energizing. New growth is tinged with red, then as it matures it turns a pretty blue-green color. It's joined by a huge wave of blooms in mid to late spring, then sporadic reblooms throughout the summer and fall. The flowers are brilliant scarlet, and the fragrance is divine. They will draw in butterflies and hummingbirds like crazy—it's an asset for looks, scent and movement in landscape design. Hungry deer usually don't bother honeysuckle.
  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 12 - 18 feet
  • Bloom Time Heavy in mid to late spring, and continues through summer and fall.
  • Light Requirements Full Sun

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  • Botanical Name:

    Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'

  • Height: 12 - 18 feet
  • Ship As: 2.5" POT
  • Spacing: 4 - 6 feet
  • Spread: 4 - 6 feet
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Color: red
  • Foliage Type: Elliptic to ovate, healthy-looking deciduous leaves. New growth is tinged in red, and the foliage matures to an attractive bluish-green.
  • Bloom Time: Heavy in mid to late spring, and continues through summer and fall.
  • Flower Form: Long, tubular flowers are produced in terminal clusters. Very floriferous.
  • Planting Instructions: Prefers full to part sun. Some afternoon shade in warmer zones could be beneficial. Set plant at the same level it is growing at in the container, firm soil and water thoroughly.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moderately fertile, moist soil, but not wet.
  • Growth Rate: Fast growing vine.
  • Pruning: Prune to shape and in late fall, after flowering. Avoid pruning in late winter or early spring as it will remove flowers.
  • Winter Care: A light application of mulch will preserve soil moisture.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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