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Chinese Honeysuckle Shrub Linnaea dipelta

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Dipelta floribunda
Phonetic Spelling
LIN-ay-ee-uh dy-PEL-tuh
Description

Rosy Dipelta is a large shrub native to China in the honeysuckle family. It blooms May to June with trumpet-shaped flowers in clusters. It tolerates sun to part shade in reasonably fertile well-drained soils. The bark exfoliates in long strips for winter interest. Prune the oldest stems after flowering

 

 

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#bees#white#sun#deciduous#partial shade#cream#white flowers#pink flowers#winter interest#honeysuckle#hedges#cream flowers#non-native#trumpets#pollinator plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bees#white#sun#deciduous#partial shade#cream#white flowers#pink flowers#winter interest#honeysuckle#hedges#cream flowers#non-native#trumpets#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Linnaea
    Species:
    dipelta
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 7 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Oval
    Vase
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Trumpet
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1.25 inch long fragrant pale pink flowers with a yellow throat that are funnel-shaped with 5 lobes. They are borne singly or in clusters April to June.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2-4 inch long dull, dark green leaves which taper at each end. Fall color is not showy.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Bark Description:
    Ash-brown to brown bark exfoliates with age in long strips
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Branches glandular-hairy, becoming glabrous.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators