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Honeysuckle
Vine

Lonicera

 


Description:

Vigorous, twining growth habit.  Attracts hummingbirds.

 

Common Name: Honeysuckle Vine, Brown's Honeysuckle, Trumpet Honeysuckle
Botanical Name: Lonicera
Type: Deciduous vine
Soil Preference: Will tolerate some drought, occasional wetness and salt and will grow in dry to moist soils but prefers a well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay soil with a pH of acidic to alkaline. 
Light Requirements: Full sun, partial sun, partial shade.   The variety 'Dropmore Scarlet' will not tolerate shade.
Attributes: Attracts hummingbirds, attracts birds
Pests: Aphids, scales
Diseases: Powdery mildew, bacterial crown gall
Care: Can be cut nearly to the ground in early spring if it becomes too big and overgrown.   Prune after flowering is complete. 

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica'
Trumpet Honeysuckle
zones 4-9
 
Description:  It’s pleasingly fragrant flowers are a lovely rose-red outside with creamy yellow throats blooming late spring through early summer. These vigorous plants will climb rapidly up a trellis or arch. Plant with climbing roses to extend the bloom season.
Bloom Color: Rosy Pink/Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring & Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15'
Spread: --


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Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'
Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle, Brown's Honeysuckle
zones 5-10
 
Description:  Clusters of scarlet flowers on dark green foliage.  Tolerates most soils except dry, sandy soil.   It is best suited for sunny locations and will flower poorly in shade. 
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Summer and fall
Foliage Color: Blue/green
Height: 7-12'
Spread: Spreading


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Lonicera x heckrottii 'Goldflame'
Coral Honeysuckle, Goldflame Honeysuckle
zones 5-9
 
Description:  A twining, fast growing vine to cover a fence, trellis or even an unsightly telephone pole.  The fragrant, showy flowers are pink and yellow with red buds and bloom almost all summer.  This variety will tolerate more shade than others. 
Bloom Color: Pink, yellow and red
Bloom Time: Spring and summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10-20'
Spread: 10-20'


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Lonicera 'Mandarin'
Honeysuckle Vine
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Young stems and leaves are dark coppery brown and mature to dark green.  Clusters of 2-3" long tubular flowers are dark reddish-orange on the outside and paler yellow orange inside.
Bloom Color: Red-orange
Bloom Time: Spring and summer
Foliage Color: Dark green
Height: 15'
Spread: Spreading


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Lonicera periclymenum 'Peaches and Cream'
Honeysuckle Vine
zones 5-9
 
Description: Opens pale yellow from dark red buds, creating a two-tone look. Blooms non-stop early to late summer! This compact grower is perfect for mailboxes or trellises. Hummingbirds LOVE it!
Bloom Color: Red/Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring and summer
Foliage Color: Dark green
Height: 5-6'
Spread: 2'


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Photos courtesy of Van Essen Nursery

Lonicera crassifolia 'Run-A-Long'
Honeysuckle Vine
zones 5-9
 
Description: Dark green, shiny leaves on a very low growing evergreen groundcover or can be trained to climb up a support structure. Miniature honeysuckle flowers are cream and yellow with red throats that form in clusters.
Bloom Color: Creamy yellow
Bloom Time: Mid Spring to Late Summer
Foliage Color: Dark green
Height: 2-4" as Ground Cover
10' as Staked Vine
Spread:  


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Photo courtesy of Proven Winners Color Choice

 

Lonicera periclymenum 'Scentsation'
Honeysuckle Vine
zones 5-9
 
Description: A very showy vine with extremely fragrant yellow flowers blooms from mid-spring to late summer, followed by bright red berries. This floriferous honeysuckle has a very long bloom time, and is a wonderful addition to summer gardens. 
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mid Spring to Late Summer
Foliage Color: Dark green
Height: 10-15'
Spread: 5-6'


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Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina'
Honeysuckle Vine
zones 5-9
 
Description: Produces an immense bounty of fragrant flowers from early summer well into frost. Crimson buds open to creamy white, yellow and dark red flowers, followed by translucent red fruit. Best grown in partial shade, although it will tolerate full sun.
Bloom Color: Yellow/Red
Bloom Time: Spring and summer
Foliage Color: Dark green
Height: 15-20'
Spread: 5'

 

 

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