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nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

Has anyone got an idea re this lonicera? Flowering now, bush type not climbing.

Bought many years ago as purpusii, obviously isn't but I've never got round to ID.

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In the sticks near Peterborough
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,719

    Hi nutcutlet. I think it could be Lonicera ledebourii.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    Thanks Ladybird, I thought it might be that and then changed my mind for some reason.



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,719

    Its a beautiful plant.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    I love it, it's getting a bit swamped between a bamboo and one of those purple weigelas. I'm having the weigela out, don't like it. 

    The bamboo can stay, I'll just cut some stems outimage



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  • iceice Posts: 332

    Looks similar to mine. Does it have berries after the flowers?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    Yes, I think all the Loniceras do that though.



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • iceice Posts: 332

    Ah think mines lonicera involucrata image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    That's a nice deep colour ice



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  • iceice Posts: 332

    Its pretty but was huge. Its had a brutal haircut (you can see the stump cut off in background) and still sprung back as big!

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  • Emma59Emma59 Posts: 5

    Please tell me when to prune it, and how!  Mine has shot up as far as the bedroom window.  Growing through an old Albertine, and starting to swamp it.  Do I cut some stems, or all?  Do I cut them in half, or to short stumps, or down to the ground?  When should I do it?  Everything on line about it seems to be US facts sheets about it being a native plant; one such sheet says "coppicing" which I presume means cut the whole thing to the ground.  But WHEN?? 

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