Purple-Leaf Japanese Honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea'
Pronunciation: lon-ISS-er-a juh-PON-ih-kuh pur-PUR-ee-uh
|Description||Vigorous twining stems covered in dark green foliage with purple-tinted undersides and exotic, fragrant, purple-red and white bi-colored flowers that age to a creamy yellow. An excellent solution for a fast-growing screen on a fence or arbor. Left unsupported, it will create a dense, blanketing groundcover. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Twining stems quickly climb 10 to 15 ft. tall, with support.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen, Ground Cover, Hillside|
|Design Ideas||This startling Honeysuckle offers unique coral-red flowers and slightly purple foliage that's most exotic, yet it is surprisingly hardy. Great sprawling vine for shade arbors, lattice and trellis. Fast growth covers outbuildings or unattractive utilities in no time. Makes a super bank or slope groundcover and it will cascade over retaining walls in a wave of rich color.|
|Companion Plants||Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Aster (Aster); Bee Balm (Monarda); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)|
|Care||Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Benefits from some shade in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Apply fertilizer in spring. Prune annually to control size. Space 5 ft. apart as groundcover.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-11
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