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Buy Lonicera x heckrottii Gold Flame (syn American Beauty) online from Jacksons Nurseries
Buy Lonicera x heckrottii Gold Flame (syn American Beauty) online from Jacksons NurseriesBuy Lonicera x heckrottii Gold Flame (syn American Beauty) online from Jacksons Nurseries

Lonicera x heckrottii 'Gold Flame' (syn American Beauty)

Honeysuckle

£6.99

An award winning fragrant honeysuckle with pinky red outer, orange coloured inner summer flowers, which are followed by red berries in hot summers. The deciduous to semi-evergreen leaves are dark green, contrasted with blue hues beneath and provide a striking display even when the flowers have not opened.

Ideal for training over arches, pergolas, trellis or left to ramble up trees. The autumnal berries provide an excellent source of food for the garden wildlife whilst the strong fragrance is intoxicating to butterflies. 

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 x heckrottii 'Gold Flame' (syn American Beauty)

An award winning fragrant honeysuckle with pinky red outer, orange coloured inner summer flowers, which are followed by red berries in hot summers. The deciduous to semi-evergreen leaves are dark green, contrasted with blue hues beneath and provide a striking display even when the flowers have not opened.

Ideal for training over arches, pergolas, trellis or left to ramble up trees. The autumnal berries provide an excellent source of food for the garden wildlife whilst the strong fragrance is intoxicating to butterflies. 

 


 

Lonicera x heckrotti Gold Flame
Honeysuckle
Climbers
4m - 8m
4m - 8m
  • Red
Summer
Deciduous
Yes
Average
Fully Hardy
  • Full sun  Full sun
  • Partial shade  Partial shade
  • Moist Well-drained
  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
  • Clay
  • Loam

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

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Westland Bonemeal Root Builder

CODE: 6195

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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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Pack of 25 bamboo canes (90cm/3ft)

CODE: 999999

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£3.75

Pack of 25 sturdy bamboo canes, each cane is 90cm in length. Perfect for giving your young saplings, hedging plants, climbers and other tall shrubs the... More 

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Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'

CODE: 1611

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£6.99

Beautiful, small fragrant orangey-red tubular flowers with bright orange throats appear in clusters in the summer, followed by orange berries in autumn.... More 

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Lonicera henryi 'Copper Beauty'

CODE: 1605

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£7.99

A fantastic, evergreen climber with rich, bronze new growth and fragrant, trumpet-shaped, deep coppery-yellow blooms that are flushed red in summer. This... More 

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Lonicera henryi

CODE: 1625

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£7.99

A beautiful, generally evergreen climber with glossy green leaves that are usually retained all year round. Purple-red flowers with yellow throats cover... More 

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Lonicera periclymenum 'Scentsation'

CODE: 1627

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A recent addition to the native Honeysuckle varieties the Lonicera periclymenum 'Scentsation' produces large showy clusters of ivory and... More 

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Clematis tangutica

CODE: 1590

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£6.99

This is a gorgeous deciduous climber with slender stems and glaucous green pinate foliage. Between July and September (Group 3) it bears pointed, pendant... More 

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Fallopia baldschuanica

CODE: 1592

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£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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Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha)

CODE: 79

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£7.99

Clusters of tiny, slightly fragrant flowers adorn this pretty polyantha shrub rose throughout summer, right through to early autumn. Pale pink tips and... More 

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Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'

CODE: 2141

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£5.99

This strong growing, evergreen shrub forms a large mound with glossy, rounded, deep green leaves. Flowers are delicate pink and borne in masses in June.... More 

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Camellia x williamsii 'Donation'

CODE: 2094

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£12.99

This is a wonderful, evergreen camellia which a handsome, dense, upright form. It is a free-flowering variety with grand, semi-double, light pink flowers... More 

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Helleborus 'Penny's Pink'

CODE: 607

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£6.99

‘Helleborus Penny’s Pink’ is a cultivar renowned for its prolific bloom. Plants flower for several months from late winter to the... More 

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Add a Card and Message to your order

CODE: 999999

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£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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