• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast grower to 50 to 60 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Attracts Hummingbirds
    Blooms:
    Spring to frost
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lon-ISS-er-a
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast grower to 50 to 60 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring to frost
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Design IdeasIn the summer, it is a star performer in frost-free zones. Train onto overhead structures to create light shade over patios, doorways or windows. This vine grows in an open, less bushy habit than other Honeysuckle, which makes it an excellent choice for city gardens and courtyards. Also fine for larger applications because it can grow to great heights.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This species is far more tropical than other honeysuckles and credited to Sir Henry Collett of England and W. T. Botting Helmsley of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. They chose to name it for Mr. Hildebrand, deceased superintendent of the Southern Shan States ion the colony of Burma, the place of its origin.
    Lore:
    In the extreme tropical frost free parts of Florida and the Gulf Coast, this honeysuckle is known to thrive so well that it can engulf entire trees.