• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Twining woody stems quickly reach 15 to 20 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Summer and Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lon-ISS-er-a per-i-sli-me-num
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Twining woody stems quickly reach 15 to 20 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer and Fall
    Flower color:Yellow
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic, Tropical
    Design IdeasWild honeysuckle is an exceptional cottage garden vine. Train over arbors and gateways, along fences and into treillage. Makes the best choice for wild gardens where it's allowed to climb into dead trees. Super wildlife plant that blends well with American natives.
    Companion PlantsOak-Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Coneflower (Echinacea); Bee Balm (Monarda); Milkweed (Asclepias); Aster (Aster)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer in spring. Provide light support if upright form is desired. Prune only as needed to maintain size.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This species is the wild honeysuckle of Europe and is believed native to forests over a huge range from Britain to North Africa and eastward to Asia. It was recorded under cultivation in Britain as early as 1286. This heavy fruiting cultivar was introduced by Monrovia in 1988.
    Lore:
    The species periclymenum was named from the Greek herbalist's term for surround, to describe its twining habit. This plant is valued by crafters who depend on its bright red berries in the fall as cut material for indoor decorating with wreaths and garla

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