Fragrant white flowers in early spring before the leaves emerge; blue green leaves (leaves are semi-evergreen in southern states); red berries in summer.
Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soils are best; but tolerates dry sites; tolerates alkaline soil.
5 - 8
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Leaf spots, powdery mildew, aphids, plant hoppers, scale are possible. These problems seldom become serious.
All honeysuckle shrubs require annual pruning to keep them in good shape and at a good size. They can tolerate very heavy pruning. Many honeysuckles are considered weedy, but Winter Honeysuckle does not present this problem.