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ShepsSheps West YorkshirePosts: 1,293

Hi everyone...I have decided on Honeysuckle Halliana for my raised beds, to grow up the trellis on the back fence panels.

I was under the impression that this Honeysuckle was an evergreen, but I have read some articles stating that this may not be the case as some have shed their leaves over the winter period ( which I don't want to happen )

So, can anyone advise on this please.

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  • I have a huge one trailing along a garden wall. It is indeed evergreen. It does tend to shed a little bit of foliage in the winter - but never enough to expose very much of the woody stems. 

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,821

    Claire is correct Sheps.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,640

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/3297112/Thorny-problems-summer-timing.html

    But Helen Yemm makes a good point.

    'Halliana' is a cultivar of L. japonica, I would have described it as semi-evergreen, depends on the winter. It might be different in other areas

    Last edited: 08 June 2016 23:35:00

  • ShepsSheps West YorkshirePosts: 1,293

    Morning everyone...thanks for the advice, I still intend buying 3 Halliana and if it only sheds a few leaves then no problem.

    Just wish I could find some that don't look so terrible and shabby, all the ones in my local garden centres are covered in what looks like Mildew image

    Hi Nut...that was the article that I read, which lead to me asking this question image

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  • Sophie17Sophie17 Posts: 342

    I got hallianas from morrisons earlier in the year £1.77 each and they're coming on a treat, very healthy and bushing out lovely. Haven't been in for about a month so don't know if they still have them but might be worth a nose

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,138

    The hallianas in my garden tend not to get mildew and they run riot.....its a problem trying to keep them from taking over....but the flowers smell fabulous. It tends to be semi evergreen, certainly nothing to write home about in Winter. Perhpas you could try getting one by mail order to avoid the mildewed specimens in your local garden centres. Its not good when they think the public will buy plants that are not looking their best.

  • ShepsSheps West YorkshirePosts: 1,293

    Thanks once again for the advice, I'll look a little further a field and if necessary I will have a look at mail order, but I think time maybe running out for this year image

    What is latest time of year I can get away with the planting of Honeysuckle?

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    Last edited: 10 June 2016 13:02:59

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,138

    With a pot grown plant, any time of year is planting time.

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