General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Plant Spread: 6-8 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Bright red berries
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Sometimes tinged with pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Tolerates dry shade
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Fruit is poisonous
Other: The berries are mildly toxic
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

Common names
  • Fragrant Honeysuckle
  • Standish's Honeysuckle
  • Bush Honeysuckle
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Lonicera fragrantissima subsp. standishii
  • Synonym: Lonicera standishii

Photo Gallery
Location: Hyde Hall, Essex, UK. 
Date: 2024-02-19
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2024-02-10
Location: Botanical Garden Meise
Date: 2016-02-05
Location: La Crescenta, CA
Date: 2017-05-11
Location: Nationale Plantentuin Meise (Brussels)
Date: 2018-01-24
Location: Riverside, CA
Date: 2016-04-05
First bloom, second year

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Riverside, CA
Date: 2015-05-02

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