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Lonicera × americana (American Woodbine)

American Woodbine, Lonicera americana, American Honeysuckle


Rich of a powerful clove scent, Lonicera × americana (American Woodbine) is a superb deciduous climber with whorls of tubular flowers, 2 in. long (5 cm), that open white before turning creamy-yellow with a flush of red, pink or purple. Produced in succession from late spring to the first frosts, the fragrant flowers eventually give way to red berries. Vigorous, this honeysuckle features a foliage of semi-evergreen, dark green, oval leaves. Perfect for a pergola or arch or as a backdrop on a wall or fence.

  • Grows up to 20-25 ft. tall (6-7.5 m) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm)
  • A part shade lover, this plant is best grown in average, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates full sun. Adapts to a wide range of soils, including clay soil, dry soil, but prefers moist, loamy soils.
  • Excellent choice for covering walls, fences, trellises, or pergolas . Excellent for screening.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is deer resistant and generally pest and disease free.
  • Minimal pruning is required. Prune after flowering.
  • Propagate by layering, hardwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Lonicera - Honeysuckles
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 20' – 25' (6m – 7.5m)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, 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 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Lonicera - Honeysuckles
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 20' – 25' (6m – 7.5m)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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