Size: Honeysuckle vines are vigorous, twining vines growing from 10-20 feet tall
Location: Prefer full sun locations but will tolerate shaded sites.
Flowering: Most all offer fragrant flowers from June-July that are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Many also offer attractive foliage and berries.
Maintenance: All benefit from heavy pruning in late winter to keep them from becoming overgrown and tangled and to maintain their foliage and flowering quality.
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- It is suggested that Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) not be planted due to its invasive nature. Look for natives or interspecific hybrids as better choices. As a way to tell the Japanese honeysuckle from other honeysuckles, look for the following features. With native honeysuckles, flowers are borne at the tips of the stems followed by red or orange berries. The leaves are fused or united to form a "collar" around the stem. With Japanese honeysuckle flowers are borne in the leaf axils followed by purple-black berries. The leaves are not fused or united around the stem.
- Trumpet Honeysuckle, Image Credit: John Ruter on Bugwood.org
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