Lonicera periclymenum | Serotina

Lonicera periclymenum | Serotina

Regular price $29.00 Save $-29.00

perfect for pollinators

This beautiful lonicera Serotina known also as Late Dutch Honeysuckle is a compact vine with stunning 4cm long tubular flowers.  The buds start out being crimson in colour and upon opening reveal magnificent creamy flowers with lemony coloured throats - the description rhubarb and custard colours has been used which sounds so delicious! 

Flowering occurs over a long period in succession from late spring right through until the first frosts.  The beautiful honey scented flowers will eventually give way to attractive translucent berries. The foliage is attractive and the leaves are dark green in colour and are a blue grey colour on the underside.  This is considered one of the best Honeysuckles due to its stunning flower colour combined with its magnificent scent.  If ever there was a Honeysuckle to have, we think this is the one and the fact that is has also won the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Garden of Merit means they do too!  If you follow Floret Flower Farm you will see that they use a lot of Honeysuckle as it makes a wonderful addition to bouquets and lasts well in a vase.

Serotina is a part shade lover and prefers a moist but well drained position.  This plant adapts to a wide range of soils including clay and dry soils once established but really does prefer moist soil, humus enriched soil. 

The perfect choice for a trellis, climbing up a wall or pergola or even a tree.  Minimal care is required but if wanting to prune for shape do so after flowering. Flowers are borne on laterals on previous years growth.

A perfect choice in a cottage garden, coastal garden and informal plantings. Please note this is not the weedy Japanese Honeysuckle which is classified as a pest plant.

Height can get from between 3 metres and upwards and about 90 -1.8m wide, but it can be pruned to requirements.

Climber | Deciduous or semi-deciduous depending on winter temperatures

Pot size 140mm | Equivalent 1.65 Litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
    • Auckland City | $10
    • Upper North Island | $18 (Northland)
    • Middle North Island | $15  (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
    • Lower North Island | $18
    • South Island | $29
    • Waiheke or outer lying islands, please contact for a quote
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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