Lonicera × heckrottii Rehd.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Lonicera × heckrottii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-x-heckrottii/). Accessed 2020-03-29.

Genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
clone
Organism arising via vegetative or asexual reproduction.
connate
Fused together with a similar part. (Cf. adnate.)
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glaucous
Grey-blue often from superficial layer of wax (bloom).
hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).
spike
Inflorescence in which flowers sessile on the main axis.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Lonicera × heckrottii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-x-heckrottii/). Accessed 2020-03-29.

A deciduous shrub of loose, spreading, scarcely climbing habit, thought by Rehder to be a hybrid between L. sempervirens and L. americana. It is a strikingly handsome honeysuckle, its leaves being oblong or oval, glabrous, scarcely stalked, 112 to 212 in. long, glaucous beneath. The uppermost pairs are united by their bases (connate). Flowers 112 in. long, rich pink outside, yellow within; produced in whorls on a rather long-stalked, terminal spike. Corolla-tube not downy outside, slender, slightly hairy inside. Blossoms from June onwards. This hybrid originated or was first noticed in the United States, but its history is unrecorded. It is quite hardy, and one of the best of its type of honeysuckle.

So far as is known there is only one clone of this hybrid. ‘Gold Flame’ is simply a commercial name for this, not a new cultivar of L. × heckrottii (Arnoldia, Vol. 22, p. 62).


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