Lonicera Periclymenum Wild Honeysuckle - 3ft tall
Wild Honeysuckle is a vigorous climber with one of the best scented and most beautiful flowers in the natural world. Some of the cultivated varieties have little or no scent. It is a common species in hedgerows and is a great addition to a wildlife garden
It can be trained up a wall or fence but looks best scrambling through a hedge. It will grow in most soils, but does best in dryish loam.
If it is pruned hard it thickens up to become an ideal nest and roost site. Larval food plant for White Admiral butterfly and nectar for hawkmoths. Bullfinches, warblers and thrushes eat the berries. Dormice also eat it and use its bark for nesting material.
Pretty red berries in autumn.
Grows to height of the climbing support but can be kept smaller with pruning. Lonicera periclymenum like most honeysuckles like a humus rich soil and will thrive in sun or part shade.
Keep moist until established.
The plant is grown in a 2.5 litre pot and is approx 3ft tall