Lonicera japonica spp.

  • Evergreen Vine.
  • Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun.
  • Will grow in some shade, but best flowering is in full sun.
  • This is a twining vine that needs a support structure upon which to grow.

Honeysuckle vines are easy to grow, vigorous, heat-tolerant, and nearly indestructible.
The flashy and fragrant flowers will attract hummingbirds and butterflies all summer long.
The resulting fruit of the flowers will provide a fall treat for your local songbirds as well.

The most common use is to allow Honeysuckle vines grow along a trellis, fence, arbor, or other framework, but Honeysuckle can also be grown without support as a ground cover or used for erosion control. The vines will bloom heavily in spring and to some extent throughout the summer. Many varieties of Honeysuckle will thrive in containers as well.


Lonicera japonica

Hall’s Honeysuckle – An outstanding vine with yellow and white flowers that add a delightful fragrance to summer landscapes. Perfect as cover for fences, walls or as a shrubby groundcover. An excellent solution for a fast-growing screen, even with poor soils. Semi-evergreen in milder climates; deciduous in colder areas.


Lonicera japonica ‘Purpurea’

Purple Honeysuckle – This sprawling grower has vine-like stems displaying green leaves tinted purple underneath. Fragrant purplish red flowers with white insides are attractive to hummingbirds. Vigorous groundcover, or will rapidly cover a fence or arbor. Deciduous.