Honeysuckle (Lonicera 'Mandarin') in the Honeysuckles Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 15 - 20 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 6 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Deciduous
Other: New spring foliage is dark brownish-purple with pink veins
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Orange and yellow
Other: Orange-red with yellow-orange throats
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Fruit is poisonous
Other: The berries are mildly toxic
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Flowers are sterile, does not set seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP11083
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on May 24, 2013 9:24 AM

(L. tragophylla × L. x brownii ´Dropmore Scarlet Trumpet´)

Unfortunately, this honeysuckle does not have a scent.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 4, 2013 12:32 PM

I find this to be a very fast growing Honeysuckle that only blooms once per season for me. I picked Mandarin because I do really love the lovely orange flowers. Fast growing, but takes trimming well. I usually cut mine back once each season.

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