Lonicera Dropmore Scarlet Description
This compact, but vigorous growing Vine boasts hundreds of tangerine trumpet shaped blooms from summer until fall followed by magnificent crimson red berries.
Lonicera Dropmore Scarlet is a compact, but easy to grow variety for novice and experience gardeners alike. It flowers best in full sun, and is ideal for covering fences, arbors or trellis.
The honeysuckle scented blooms are irresistible to butterflies, and compliment the blue-green foliage.
Grow honeysuckle around a pole, or let it weave through other shrubs like Hydrangea or Butterfly Bush.
Special Features: Blooms First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Heat Tolerant, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Blooming, Reblooming
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- Botanical Name:
Lonicera sempervirens 'Dropmore Scarlet'
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- Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
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- Height x Width:
12' x 3-4'
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Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Vines and Climbers
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Best in humus rich soils with good drainage.
Light: Full sun is best for good flowering
Water: Once established, the plants need only moderate watering, unless the summer is very dry. Does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. Water Honeysuckles sparingly in winter.
Spacing: 3 - 4 ft
Fertilizing: Honeysuckle grows so well that little or no fertilizer is necessary in most cases. If planted in poor soil, you can apply organic, or slow release low-nitrogen, high-phosphorus 5-10-5 fertilizer in spring (after the first growing season).
Winterizing: Consider applying mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.
Maintenance & Pruning: Only lightly prune plants until they are well established. Best pruned in late winter or early spring once the threat of extreme cold has passed, and plant is still dormant. If mature vines have become woody and overgrown, you can rejuvenate by pruning one-third of the older stems to the soil. To shape the vine, cut back overly long stems so they are in keeping with the desired shape, and cut out any weak, spindly growth
ReviewsWrite a reviewHoneysuckle!Christine R | Oct 12, 2016I just have to say I was so impressed by the scarlet honeysuckle plant I received from you. I had ordered 2 Hall’s honeysuckles plants through Amazon they came from “Golden Mermaid”, they arrived in a 2.5” pot, 1 single spindly vine, hardly any roots with spider mites, and I was very disappointed. Yesterday when I opened up my Scarlet Honeysuckle from you I was amazed! It was beautiful, had hardy root ball, free from pests and came in a 4” pot. I will continue ordering my plants from you, now that I know that I can. Please let me know where I can leave a review. I am a very happy customer! Thank you for making my day, and my Hummingbirds will love it!