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Redgold Honeysuckle Lonicera x tellmanniana

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
loh-NIS-er-ah tel-man-ni-AY-nah
Description

This honeysuckle is a cross between a native plant and a Chinese variety. It is a vine that grows up to 18 feet tall and tolerates a wide range of soils as long as they are well-drained. Prune after flowering to help it fit the available space and remove dead stems. The flowers are an orange-yellow and bloom from May to July and sporadically until fall. It can fill a vertical space on a wall. trellis or fence.

This plant can be susceptible to aphids, thrips, and mildew.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Red Gold'
  • 'Superba'
'Red Gold', 'Superba'
Tags:
#bees#showy flowers#deciduous#shade tolerant#yellow flowers#orange flowers#tubular flowers#spring flowers#cottage garden#moist soil#well-drained soil#fences#trellises#climbing vines#summer flowers#dense#arbors#clusters#rich soil#acidic soil tolerant#vertical spaces#layering#rock walls#bird friendly#hybrid#pollinator garden#perennial vine
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Red Gold'
  • 'Superba'
'Red Gold', 'Superba'
Tags:
#bees#showy flowers#deciduous#shade tolerant#yellow flowers#orange flowers#tubular flowers#spring flowers#cottage garden#moist soil#well-drained soil#fences#trellises#climbing vines#summer flowers#dense#arbors#clusters#rich soil#acidic soil tolerant#vertical spaces#layering#rock walls#bird friendly#hybrid#pollinator garden#perennial vine
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lonicera
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Layering
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    hybrid of Chinese L. tragophylla and L. sempervirens
    Wildlife Value:
    Berries attract the birds.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Screening
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
    Dimensions:
    Height: 12 ft. 0 in. - 18 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 12 ft. 0 in. - 16 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    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)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    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:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Small red berries after flowering.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Glowing yellow-orange 1-inch flowers late spring to summer in clusters.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are dark green with slightly lighter undersides.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Rock Wall
    Vertical Spaces
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Rabbits