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Lonicera japonica 'Mint Crisp' (2L)

Honeysuckle

£7.49

A semi-evergreen honeysuckle bearing beautiful green and white marbled leaves with a pink flush as summer turns to autumn. A fragrant flower that opens sparkling white, changing to thick creamy gold in maturity, much loved by butterflies.

Good wildlife attraction, to take full advantage of the beautiful scent, ensure you grow it near to entrances or doorways. It prefers a partially shaded spot in your garden where it can scramble and climb, but it can tolerate full sun.

Perfect for planting in a container near your doorway, combined with spring bulbs of Galanthus or with fragrant shrubs such as Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' or Daphne x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance'.

Buying Climbers from Jacksons Nurseries

Unlike many garden centres, supermarkets and some nurseries here at Jacksons Nurseries we sell the majority of our stock all year round. Our stock is for the most part grown outdoors making it far hardier than those grown under glass and/or only sold ‘In Season’.

Here at Jacksons Nurseries we would favour a hardy outdoor grown plant every time. They are far less likely to suffer from the shock of being planted in colder conditions and they will begin to establish more rapidly the following spring. This can mean that they don’t look like a ‘picture perfect’ plant when purchased out of season but with the correct care and a little time you’ll have a wonderful plant to enjoy for many years to come.

 

Lonicera japonica 'Mint Crisp' (2L)

A semi-evergreen honeysuckle bearing beautiful green and white marbled leaves with a pink flush as summer turns to autumn. A fragrant flower that opens sparkling white, changing to thick creamy gold in maturity, much loved by butterflies.

Good wildlife attraction, to take full advantage of the beautiful scent, ensure you grow it near to entrances or doorways. It prefers a partially shaded spot in your garden where it can scramble and climb, but it can tolerate full sun.

Perfect for planting in a container near your doorway, combined with spring bulbs of Galanthus or with fragrant shrubs such as Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' or Daphne x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance'.

 


 

Lonicera japonica Mint Crisp
Honeysuckle
Climbers
3m - 4m
1.5m - 2m
  • White
Summer - Autumn
Semi-evergreen
Yes
Average
Frost Hardy
  • Full sun  Full sun
  • Partial shade  Partial shade
  • Moist Well-drained
  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
  • Chalk
  • Clay
  • Loam
  • Sand

Climbing plants are used to cover arches, obelisks, pergolas, fences and buildings. They can also be used to cover up unsightly features and masonry. True climbers take up little ground space and are perfect for small gardens. Wall shrubs, on the other hand, require more ground space.

A lot of climbers have the natural tendency to climb, and won’t need supports or to be tied-in. Wall shrubs, however, don’t climb naturally but they can be trained to do so. If left untrained, wall shrubs will bush outwards and grow like normal shrubs.

 

Planting and Conditions

Climbers can be planted at any time of year as long as the ground is not frozen or waterlogged. Autumn is the best time for planting deciduous climbers because the soil is warm enough to encourage some growth before winter comes. This will help the climber establish quickly so that the plant will be able to withstand dry, hot weather during the following summer.

Evergreen climbers can also be planted in the autumn, but it is better to plant them in the spring if your garden is exposed. This allows them to become established before the cold weather comes.

Vulnerable climbers can be protected over the winter months by covering them in a layer of insulation, such as a garden fleece.

To guarantee success, climbers should be planted somewhere there is suitable support. If it is able to climb without supports, then the wall or fence that it is climbing against should be in good condition. If you are planting a climber against a wall or fence, make sure you leave around 30 – 50cm from the wall to avoid the dry soil that is characteristic of these areas.

Climbers should be planted at the same depth as the pot. Water the plant thoroughly after planting, especially in the first few years and during bad weather. Plants against walls may not receive as much rainfall as the plants in the rest of the garden.

The type of soil that you will need will vary from climber to climber. Clematis, for example, tend to prefer soil that is moist, but well-drained. Hardiness will also vary from climber to climber, but tender plants should not be planted until the spring, and they should not be planted in an exposed area. Hardy climbers include ivy and Russian vine. Some varieties of clematis are hardier than others.

 

Aftercare and Pruning

Regular pruning will keep your climbers and wall shrubs tidy and full of flowers. Some climbers do have particular requirements. If a climber is left unpruned, renovation of the plant may be necessary.

Climbers should be watered well during dry spells. In the spring months, application of a fertiliser that is high in potassium should be used to feed the plant. Mulch it with organic matter, but leave at least 10cm free of mulch around the bark so that it doesn’t rot.

 

Potential Issues

Climbers and wall shrubs can suffer from diseases and pest problems. These include powdery mildew, aphids, scale insects, root rot and root rust, mealybugs.

These can be treated with a variety of sprays and pesticides or, if you’d rather not use them, simple removal of effected parts of the plant. Sometimes biological controls such as parasitic wasps and ladybirds can help in the fight against mealybugs.

Westland Fish, Blood and Bone

CODE: 6193

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£14.99

Ready to use Helps build soil fertility Encourages strong, healthy growth Increases crop yield Nutrient Content... More 

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Westland Bonemeal Root Builder

CODE: 6194

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£3.99

Westland Bonemeal is a natural, slow release, organic plant food that is ideal for trees and shrubs. It promotes strong and healthy rooting as well as... More 

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Bamboo Canes (90cm/3ft)

CODE: 8612

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£0.11

Bamboo canes, each cane is 90cm in length. Perfect for giving your young saplings, hedging plants, climbers and other tall shrubs the support they need... More 

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Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' (2L)

CODE: 1606

In stock
£7.99

An ornamental, evergreen climber producing masses of tubular, white spring flowers which gradually mature to creamy-yellow during the summer. These... More 

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Clematis 'Mevrouw Le Coultre' (2L)

CODE: 1583

In stock
£6.99

Also sometimes called Madame Le Coultre, this clematis has large white flowers with contrasting cream anthers from June to October. Due to their... More 

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Campsis radicans (2L)

CODE: 1575

In stock
£8.99

A strong growing, deciduous climber bearing masses of beautiful, trumpet-shaped, orange-red blooms which are produced at branch ends all summer long.... More 

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Fallopia baldschuanica (2L)

CODE: 1592

In stock
£7.99

A very vigorous, cover all, twining deciduous climber, ideal for covering unsightly garden sheds, walls, fences, in fact anything it can twine around.... More 

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Hedera helix 'Green Ripple' (1.5/2L)

CODE: 1598

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£6.99

Angular striking vivid green leaves with contrast pale green veins adorn this evergreen climber. This superb evergreen Ivy can be used for ground cover... More 

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Lonicera fragrantissima (2L)

CODE: 2215

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Out-of-stock
£5.99

This deciduous/semi-evergreen shrub is ideal for brightening up your garden in winter and early spring. Fragrant, creamy-white flowers appear on almost... More 

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Jasminum nudiflorum (2L)

CODE: 1602

In stock
£7.99

Tubular, bright yellow flowers open on the fragile, leafless, green shoots in winter and early spring, providing a beautiful display and much needed... More 

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Lonicera x italica 'Harlequin' (2L)

CODE: 9824

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£6.99

Fabulously fragrant, tubular, pale pink-purple flowers with cream tips that are great for attracting wildlife to the garden. This is an attractive, deciduous climber with irregular, serrated, pale green leaves that are flushed with pink and have bold, creamy-yellow margins.

Vigorous and self-vining, it's easy to grow and makes a perfect climber for growing up a wall, arch, pergola or trellis. It's also suitable for using as a groundcover plant and helps to attract wildlife to the garden.

The foliage provides a perfect backdrop to the spectacular flowers before taking on brilliant shades of orange, red and yellow in the autumn.

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Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea' (2/3L)

CODE: 1619

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£7.99

An award winning ornamental deciduous vine with distinct 3 or 5 lobed purple leaves, white haired in adolescence and small pale green flowers in summer.... More 

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Wisteria floribunda 'Yae-kokuryu' syn. Black Dragon (2/3L)

CODE: 8307

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£14.99

Violet blue double flowers appear in pendant-like clusters from late spring through to early summer. Delicately fragranced, you can often smell a nearby... More 

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Add a Card and Message to your order

CODE: 12640

In stock
£1.50

Are you buying a gift for a loved one? If so, then why not add a personal message to your purchase. Simply enter your message in the box above and... More 

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