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Lonicera japonica Chinensis

Lonicera japonica Chinensis

Hedera algeriensis Gloire de Marengo

A beautiful evergreen self clinging large climber introduced from North Africa around 1833. Grown primarily for its distinct dense extra large triangular or ovate dark green and grey-green leaves margined with creamy-white leaves and ability to climb unaided on most surfaces. The flowers are not the most attractive but are followed by bunches of black berries that are a favoured source of winter food for many birds which also use the dense foliage and think growth as winter protection. Can be used in a mixed planting on a wall or frame as a stand alone specimen in the garden or can be grown in a large pot. Wherever you plant it it will benefit from something to grow up. I have seen it successfully used as ground cover but be warned it will climb up and eventually smother anything vertical in its path! When growing in a pot or other container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 5-6 month applied in the late spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.
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A beautiful evergreen self clinging large climber introduced from North Africa around 1833. Grown primarily for its distinct dense extra large triangular or ovate dark green and grey-green leaves margined with creamy-white leaves and ability to climb unaided on most surfaces. The flowers are not the most attractive but are followed by bunches of black berries that are a favoured source of winter food for many birds which also use the dense foliage and think growth as winter protection. Easy to grow in almost any soil and sun to semi shade. Can be used in a mixed planting on a wall or frame as a stand alone specimen in the garden or can be grown in a large pot. Wherever you plant it it will benefit from something to grow up. I have seen it successfully used as ground cover but be warned it will climb up and eventually smother anything vertical in its path! When growing in a pot or other container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 5-6 month applied in the late spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.
More Information
Pot size 9 cm
Size of the Pot *
Height ( fully grown ) 4 - 8 m
Spread 2.5 - 4 m
flowers Clusters of yellow green
Location any
pruning Only if necessary in spring after flowering.
Other Attributes Leaves large triangular or ovate dark green and grey-green leaves margined with creamy-white
Key Feature A beautiful evergreen variegated self clinging large climber
Hardines H5 ( -15 to -10 C)
Soil Type Dry, Clay, Fertile, Loam, Poor
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