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Lonicera acuminata

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Lonicera alseuosmoides
Description

This honeysuckle is from China and is easy to grow in fertile, moist, well-drained garden soil in sun to part shade. It is evergreen to semi-evergreen in zones 7 and up. In hotter climates, it will do better in part shade. The flowers are fragrant and yellow on the outside and purple inside. Use to cover trellises and walls. 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#partial shade#showy berries#fragrant flowers#berries#vines#twining#climbing vines#bird friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#partial shade#showy berries#fragrant flowers#berries#vines#twining#climbing vines#bird friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lonicera
    Species:
    acuminata
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds are attracted to the berries.
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Growth Rate:
    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
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Round blue-black berry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    1/2 inch funnel-shaped flowers are fragrant and yellow on the outside with purple on the inside petals. Blooms May-July.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Oblong
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    2.5 x .75 inch shiny green leaves. Hairs present on the undersides. Margins are decurved.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Rock Wall
    Vertical Spaces
    Design Feature:
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Rabbits