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Lonicera etrusca ‘Donald Waterer’

Lonicera etrusca ‘Donald Waterer’ is a vigorous deciduous perennial. It is a climber. They also call it Etruscan Honeysuckle ‘Donald Waterer’. It is part of the Caprifoliaceae family of plants. It is native to Southern Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa.

Lonicera etrusca ‘Donald Waterer’ grows to 6m or 8ft tall. It has downy and reddish stems. It has glaucous, oval leaves. The leaves are greyish-green. Lonicera etrusca ‘Donald Waterer’ flowers in summer continuing into autumn. The flowers grow in clusters and are tubular.

Lonicera etrusca 'Donald Waterer'
Lonicera etrusca ‘Donald Waterer’

Lonicera etrusca ‘Donald Waterer’ buds are pinkish or red and they open to cream and they get darker and yellower as they mature. Lonicera etrusca ‘Donald Waterer’ flowers are fragrant. The flowers are followed by orange-red berries.

How to grow Lonicera etrusca ‘Donald Waterer’:

Grow Lonicera etrusca ‘Donald Waterer’ in the sun. Plant it in moist, fertile but well-drained soil. Propagate by hardwood, semi-hardwood cuttings, or layering. Watch out for aphids, thrips, or powdery mildew.

Lonicera etrusca
Lonicera etrusca ‘Donald Waterer’

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