Growing in The Hillier Arboretum in the 1990s was Lonicera prolifera.
It aroused my curiosity; this climbing honeysuckle had leaves looking just like a perfoliate Eucalyptus, intensely glaucous and forming a rounded disk with yellow flowers. Lonicera prolifera comes from North America.
Lonicera ‘Fire Cracker‘ has retained the intensely glaucous leaves of prolifera, but with red flowers.
|Species||prolifera x unnamed species|
|Height & Spread||200 cm x 250 cm along a fence or wall or supported as a shrub|
|Plant Breeders Rights||Exclusive to Newleaf Plants|
|Colours||Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions.|