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Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Honeysuckle (Lonicera)

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Zones 2-24, 26, 28-35, H1, H2
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Full, Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Lonicera x heckrottii

Goldflame Honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae
Deciduous, Evergreen, Shrubs, Vines

LONICERA

Most honeysuckles are valued for their clustered or paired, often fragrant flowers. Blossoms are tubular in form. Some have two flaring, unequal lips; others are trumpets or straight tubes, sometimes flaring at the mouth into five equal lobes. Flowers attract hummingbirds, and the red or purple berries that follow provide food for many other kinds of birds. Blossoms typically deepen in color after opening, so clusters contain both pale and darker blooms.

Lonicera X heckrottii
Lonicera X heckrottii

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Lonicera x heckrottii

This vining shrub grows 12 to 15 ft. tall, with 2 1/2-in., oval, blue-green leaves. Free blooming spring to frost. Clusters of coral pink buds open to 1 1/2-in., slightly fragrant, two-lipped flowers that are bright coral pink outside and rich yellow within. Train as espalier or on wire along eaves.

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