Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast grower to 50 to 60 ft. long.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Attracts Hummingbirds
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring to frost
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
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 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:
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.