Japanese honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica

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Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
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Genus:  Lonicera
This vigorous, woody evergreen or semi-evergreen trailing vine has dark green leaves to 3 inches long. Tubular, two-lipped, fragrant white flowers are sometimes flushed with purple, aging to yellow. Blooms appear from spring to late summer. Flowers mature to blue-black fruit.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Aggressive and vigorous, it can take over entire areas.
Propagation:  Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems:  Aphids, leaf roller, scale insects, dieback, powdery mildew, leaf spots, and blights.

Overview

Height
Over 30 ft.
Growth Pace
Fast Grower,
Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Niagara,
White,
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Trellis
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Vines

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