• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast-growing to 15 ft. or more; as groundcover to 2 ft. tall.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lon-ISS-er-a ja-PON-i-ka
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast-growing to 15 ft. or more; as groundcover to 2 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Design IdeasThis is the most commonly seen Honeysuckle. Produces rampant growth capable of engulfing wire or chain-link fences in just a couple of seasons. A reliable, fragrant evergreen vine for a shade arbor. Excellent for screening, to drape over an unsightly wall or wood fence. A country-garden standby often trained onto dilapidated outbuildings or into the branches of dead trees. Capable of covering huge amounts of space in a short time, this vine makes a great groundcover on banks and slopes for erosion control. Be aware that is can be quite invasive.
    Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Milkweed (Asclepias); Bee Balm (Monarda); Aster (Aster)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, well-drained soils; highly adaptable. Appreciates some shade in hot summer regions. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, water deeply, less frequently. Provide support for twining vertical growth. Feed with an all-purpose fertilizer. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.