Grape Honeysuckle (Lonicera reticulata) in the Honeysuckles Database

Botanical names:
Lonicera reticulata Accepted
Lonicera sullivantii Synonym
Lonicera prolifera Synonym
Lonicera prolifera var. glabra Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: to 15 feet long
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: beautiful blue silver unsual leaves
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects
Toxicity: Fruit is poisonous
Other: The berries are mildly toxic
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

Kintzley's Ghost

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Location: Denver Co.Date: 2010-07-02Kintzley's Ghost
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Location: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Wilmington, ILDate: 2018-08-20full-grown plant
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Location: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Wilmington, ILDate: 2018-08-20summer foliage
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Aug 30, 2018 1:30 PM

I've only seen one specimen of Grape Honeysuckle, and that was one full-sized one on a wooden support at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie just north of Wilmington, Illinois. I did not know of it beforehand. It is native mostly to the Midwestern US; then, some of the South, and some of New York. It spread to some spots in New England. It is a bushy vine with foliage covered with white bloom. It bears yellow, trumpet-like flowers for 2 or 3 weeks in late spring into early summer. It then develops tight clusters of red or orange-red berries in fall. It is sold by some native plant nurseries , as Possibility Place in northeast IL.

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