Lonicera x 'Mandarin'Item #5911 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Delightful, tubular, mandarin orange flowers with pale orange interiors on this vigorous vine with a twining habit that will quickly cloak shade arbors, old trees, and woven wire fences. Drape over walls or let it sprawl across the rooftop for cottage garden charm. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing, twining stems reach 15 to 20 ft. tall, with support.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lon-ISS-er-aPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing, twining stems reach 15 to 20 ft. tall, with support.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Spring through FallFlower color:OrangeCompanion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Aster (Aster); Bee Balm (Monarda); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)
- CareCare InformationEasily grown in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: summer after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This is a Canadian hybrid of Chinese honeysuckle (Lonicera tragophylla) with Lonicera x brownii.