The Main Plant entry for Honeysuckles (Lonicera)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy


Photo Gallery
Location: Bea’d garden
Date: 2023-06-31
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Aurora, IL
Date: 2015-05-29
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date: June 28, 2023
honeysuckle, pink lemonade var

Date: 2018-04-12
Growing on the neighbor's fence
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 9 June 2016

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Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2018-08-22
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-05-05

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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-12-21
Photo by Newyorkrita
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-05-24
Location: Nova Scotia
Date: 2018-08-22
Photo by pinkiris
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-09-17 (Sangchris State Park)
Location: our woods in Tennessee
Date: 2011-06-08
a trumpet honeysuckle (L. sempervirens)
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-06-13
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-11-10
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-11-08
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-05-05
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-05-04
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-04-24
In a neighbors yard
Location: central Illinois - Sangchris St Park
Date: 9-18-14
wild honeysuckle
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2018-08-22
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-09-22
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-09-17 (Sangchris State Park)

photo credit: H. Zell
Photo by stilldew
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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 1:11 PM concerning plant:
    "Honeysuckles are arching shrubs or twining vines in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere. There are about 180 species of honeysuckle, 100 of which occur in China; Europe, India and North America, with about 20 native species each. Widely known species include Lonicera periclymenum (honeysuckle or woodbine), Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle, white honeysuckle, or Chinese honeysuckle) and Lonicera sempervirens (coral honeysuckle, trumpet honeysuckle, or woodbine honeysuckle). Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers on some of these plants, especially L. sempervirens and L. ciliosa (orange honeysuckle). The name Lonicera stems from Adam Lonicer, a Renaissance botanist.

    Several species of honeysuckle have become invasive when introduced outside their native range, particularly in New Zealand and the United States. Invasive species include L. japonica, L. maackii, L. morrowii, and L. tatarica.

    Honeysuckles are valued as garden plants, for their ability to cover unsightly walls and outbuildings, their profuse tubular flowers in summer, and the intense fragrance of many varieties. The hardy climbing types need their roots in shade, and their flowering tops in sunlight or very light shade. Varieties need to be chosen with care, as they can become substantial."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at:
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 22, 2013 4:22 PM concerning plant:
    I love honeysuckles. In fact I have lots of honeysuckle vines growing all over my garden. I am not the only one that loves them as all the honeysuckles are popular with the hummingbirds.

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