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Lonicera 'Mandarin' (Honeysuckle)

Honeysuckle 'Mandarin', Mandarin Honeysuckle, Lonicera macgregorii 'Mandarin'


Lonicera 'Mandarin' (Honeysuckle) is a twining deciduous vine with large whorls of brilliant flowers, bright mandarin orange on the outside and yellow-orange inside. Produced profusely in early summer, they continue blooming intermittently until fall. Emerging a striking copper-purple color, the foliage of oval leaves matures to glossy, dark green. Vigorous but non-invasive, this honeysuckle is a fast grower and will quickly add charm to your arbors, fences or pergolas.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 15-20 ft. tall (4-6 m) and 4-6 ft. wide (120-180 cm). May be grown as a twining vine or pruned back to form a dense shrub.
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in fertile, humus-rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates full sun but is less prone to aphids and mildew in semi-shade.
  • Excellent choice for covering walls, fences, trellises, pergolas
  • Low maintenance, this plant is deer resistant and generally pest and disease free. Watch for aphids and powdery mildew.
  • Prune as needed to keep the plant tidy and confined within its area.
  • Propagate by layering or take hardwood cuttings in the fall

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Climbers, Shrubs
Plant Family Lonicera - Honeysuckles
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Climbers, Shrubs
Plant Family Lonicera - Honeysuckles
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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