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Dropmore Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle

Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'

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Dropmore Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Dropmore Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle flowers

Dropmore Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Dropmore Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Dropmore Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle in bloom

Dropmore Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Brown's Honeysuckle

Description:

An extremely hardy vine valued for its showy scarlet-red tubular flowers over a very long period; very easy to grow and not excessively aggressive, a great choice for arbors and trellises

Ornamental Features

Dropmore Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle features showy clusters of scarlet trumpet-shaped flowers with cherry red overtones and orange throats at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid summer. It has green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up.

Landscape Attributes

Dropmore Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This woody vine will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dropmore Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Dropmore Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This woody vine should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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