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Purple-Leaf Japanese Honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea'

SKU
05910
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationlon-ISS-er-a juh-PON-ih-kuh pur-PUR-ee-uh
Average Size at MaturityTwining stems quickly climb 10 to 15 ft. tall, with support.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseErosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Green Wall, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEasy Care, Naturalizes Well, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Aster (Aster); Bee Balm (Monarda); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)

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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