leaf Japanese Honeysuckle
Evergreen leaves turn purple in autumn and
winter (when the weather becomes cooler). Flowers small, white, changing to yellow with age.
An excellent climber for covering large spaces, tall fences and tree stumps.
Lovely sweet honeysuckle scent is luscious. Bees,
butterflies, hummingbirds and even people love the
Honeysuckle nectar in flowers.
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evergreen or semi-evergreen, woody, twining climber
4 - 10
30' or more
of Growth: Vigorous climber
drained, moist, fertile humus
Requirements: Water freely,
less water in winter
liquid fertilizer monthly
Requirements: Full sun
with some midday shade
elliptic to ovate, dark green to 3" long
Tubular 2-lipped, very fragrant flowers, to
1 1/2" long, age to yellow borne in pairs from the
leaf axils from spring to late summer.
Inedible berries for
humans, birds love them
Aphids, leaf roller, scale insects, dieback,
powdery mildew, leaf spots, and blight
wall cover, grow on a sturdy support as a wind break or
for shade, loose groundcover or planted on banks
for erosion control
Habits: May be invasive, birds
$$ -- reasonable
seeds, semi-ripe cuttings in
Encyclopedia of Garden Plants