Lonicera chrysantha at Roath Brook Gardens

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Lonicera chrysantha
February 2015

Lonicera chrysantha 1

Lonicera chrysantha
mid May 2015

Lonicera chrysantha 2

Lonicera chrysantha
late May 2015

Grid reference ST 19486 78120
Common name Honeysuckle
Origin North East Asia
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2013
Height 6M March 2015
Girth 124cm at 20cm January 2015
Reference 62

The Lonicera chrysantha is located on the south side of the brook, opposite Cressy Road. (Next to the railings in the February photograph is the Alnus glutinosa 'Imperialis' covered in ivy.)

Lonicera chrysantha bark

Lonicera chrysantha bark
February 2015

Lonicera chrysantha leaf

Lonicera chrysantha leaf
late April 2015

Lonicera chrysantha flower

Lonicera chrysantha flower
late May 2015

Lonicera chrysantha fruit

Lonicera chrysantha berries
late August 2015

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Lonicera chrysantha berries
late August 2015

General tree description

This is a small tree that grows to about 5 metres in height. It has oval, pointed leaves, broadly tapering or rounded at the base, 5 to 12 cm. long and about half as wide. From May to June it has twin flowers, each pair on a stalk 1.2 to 2 cm long. The flowers are cream, becoming yellow, and fragrant, 2cm long. They are followed by coral-red berries.