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Lonicera x brownii

Phonetic Spelling
loh-NIS-er-ah BROW-nee-eye
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

This is a vigorous, but not aggressive, twining vine that it is a great choice for arbors, trellises, and chain-link fences. It has fragrant red-orange trumpet flowers that are attractive to hummingbirds and bloom over a long season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. but can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up. This honeysuckle thrives in full sun but will tolerate partial sun and light, afternoon shade. If it becomes overgrown, it can be cut down to ground level and new shoots will generate.

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Dropmore Scarlet'
    Heavy bloomer, more cold hardy
  • 'Mandarin's Brown'
    Orange red on outside, yellow-orange inside, no berries
'Dropmore Scarlet', 'Mandarin's Brown'
Tags:
#bees#hummingbirds#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#red-orange#red berries#partial sun#orange flowers#black walnut#moist soil#well-drained soil#poisonous berries#fences#trellises#climbing vines#neutral ph#arbors#rich soil#acidic soil tolerant#screening#twining vine#urban conditions tolerant#bird friendly#rapid#pollinators#pergola
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Dropmore Scarlet'
    Heavy bloomer, more cold hardy
  • 'Mandarin's Brown'
    Orange red on outside, yellow-orange inside, no berries
'Dropmore Scarlet', 'Mandarin's Brown'
Tags:
#bees#hummingbirds#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#red-orange#red berries#partial sun#orange flowers#black walnut#moist soil#well-drained soil#poisonous berries#fences#trellises#climbing vines#neutral ph#arbors#rich soil#acidic soil tolerant#screening#twining vine#urban conditions tolerant#bird friendly#rapid#pollinators#pergola
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lonicera
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Layering
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    hybrid of Lonicera sempervirens and Lonicera hirsuta
    Wildlife Value:
    This honeysuckle attracts bees, bumblebees, hummingbirds, and songbirds.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Easy to Grow
    Fragrance
    Screening
    Wildlife Food Source
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • 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 pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Red berries in late summer and fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    fused petals
    Flower Description:
    Tubular flowers in clusters. Flowers are red to orange-red. Flowers lightly fragrant to not fragrant at all.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Insignificant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Obtuse
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Waxy, bluish-green leaves in summer. The leaves immediately below the flowers are joined at the base. Little color change in fall.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Vertical Spaces
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Urban Conditions
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Children
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Stomach upset. Large quantities of berries may result in nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid heartbeat.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Saponins
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits