Fly Honeysuckle (Lonicera xylosteum 'Emerald Mound') in the Honeysuckles Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Fly Honeysuckle
Give a thumbs up European Fly Honeysuckle
Give a thumbs up Dwarf Honeysuckle

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Glaucous
Deciduous
Fruit: Other: some red berries
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Fruit is poisonous
Other: The berries are mildly toxic
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Aug 8, 2018 11:36 AM

This is a dwarf cultivar of the European Fly Honeysuckle that gets about 2 to3 feet high and about 5 to 6 feet wide. It is used as a high groundcover that has bluish-green, soft, fuzzy foliage. Its white flowers and red berries are not really showy. It is sold by a good number of larger, diverse conventional nurseries in the Midwest USA. Nothing spectacular.

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