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Care of the plant Lonicera implexa or Evergreen Honeysuckle.

Care of the climbing plant Lonicera implexa or Evergreen Honeysuckle

The genus Lonicera, family Caprifoliaceae, comprises 100 species of shrubs and climbing plants native to the Northern Hemisphere. Some species are: Lonicera implexa, Lonicera etrusca, Lonicera periclymemum, Lonicera caprifolia, Lonicera sempervirens, Lonicera nitida, Lonicera japonica, Lonicera caerulea.

Common names: Evergreen Honeysuckle, Minorca Honeysuckle. This species is native to southern Europe.

They are fast-growing evergreen shrubby climbing plants. They have opposite, oval-shaped leaves that are dark green on the upper surface and bluish-gray on the underside. The scented flowers are white-pink in color and turn yellowish. They bloom in spring. The fruits are red-orange when ripe.

These easy-to-grow plants are used to cover walls, pergolas and fences, to form informal hedges and in bushy groups combined with Salvias and Lavandas. They can be grown in pots for terraces and patios.

Lonicera implexa prefers full sun exposure; in semi-shade or in shade it will produce fewer flowers. They resist occasional frosts.

They can grow in any type of soil that drains well and contains organic matter. They prefer slightly calcareous soils.

They resist the drought not too long. Water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry. In summer water twice a week.

Fertilize with compost in the fall.

Prune after flowering to control growth and maintain a compact appearance.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases.

They propagate from seeds or by semi-woody cuttings.

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Lonicera implexa
Lonicera implexa