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Lonicera albiflora (White Honeysuckle)

Western White Honeysuckle, White Shrub Honeysuckle, White Bush Honeysuckle, White Limestone Honeysuckle, Texas Honeysuckle, White Honeysuckle, Lonicera albiflora var. dumosa, Lonicera dumosa

Lonicera albiflora, Western White Honeysuckle, White Shrub Honeysuckle, White Bush Honeysuckle, White Limestone Honeysuckle, Texas Honeysuckle, White Honeysuckle, White flowers
Lonicera albiflora, Western White Honeysuckle, White Shrub Honeysuckle, White Bush Honeysuckle, White Limestone Honeysuckle, Texas Honeysuckle, White Honeysuckle, White flowers

Lonicera albiflora (White Honeysuckle) is a small, leafy vine or shrub with mostly woody, long, and graceful stems clothed in broadly oval, lightly hairy, gray-green leaves, 2-3 in. long (5-7 cm). In early to late spring, attractive clusters of small, white, or pale yellow, two-lipped flowers appear at the tips of the branches. They are magnets for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators searching for nectar. They eventually give way to small, bright orange-red berries, which are ornamentally attractive but devoured by hungry birds. Although not fragrant, this honeysuckle is still a lovely garden plant, and it does not have the aggressive tendencies of Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica). It will happily cover walls, fences, or pergolas for a pretty floral display.

  • Grows up to 3-10 ft. tall (90-300 cm) and 3-8 ft. wide (90-240 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in dry to moist, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Excellent choice for covering walls, fences, trellises, and pergolas.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is generally pest and disease-free. Keep an eye out for aphids.
  • Propagate by layering, hardwood cuttings, or semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • The berries are mildly toxic.
  • Native to Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Plant Type Climbers, Shrubs
Plant Family Caprifoliaceae
Genus Lonicera
Common names Honeysuckle
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 10'
(90cm - 3m)
Spread 3' - 8'
(90cm - 240cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Southwest, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Lonicera hirsuta (Hairy Honeysuckle)
Lonicera dioica (Limber Honeysuckle)
Lonicera flava (Yellow Honeysuckle)
Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ (Trumpet Honeysuckle)
Lonicera involucrata (Twinberry Honeysuckle)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Plant Type Climbers, Shrubs
Plant Family Caprifoliaceae
Genus Lonicera
Common names Honeysuckle
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 10'
(90cm - 3m)
Spread 3' - 8'
(90cm - 240cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Southwest, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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