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Lonicera - Honeysuckles

Grown for their delightful fragrance, colorful flowers, handsome foliage or their sweet fruits, Lonicera (honeysuckle) are popular garden plants. There are climbing honeysuckles, which are terrific draped over pergolas and other supports, and evergreen shrubs, which make great hedging plants. Some produce teardrop-shaped blue berries that can be eaten raw or used in jams and jellies.


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Lonicera 'Mandarin' (Honeysuckle)

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.

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Lonicera caerulea 'Blue Moon' (Honeyberry)

Exceptionally hardy, Lonicera caerulea 'Blue Moon' (Honeyberry) is a compact, deciduous shrub with attractive, gray-green, velvety leaves and small, funnel-shaped, slightly fragrant, white flowers in early spring. The blossoms give way to dark blue berries which ripen in late spring or early summer.

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Lonicera caerulea 'Blue Velvet' (Honeyberry)

Exceptionally hardy, Lonicera caerulea 'Blue Velvet' (Honeyberry) is a deciduous shrub with attractive, gray-green, velvety leaves and small, funnel-shaped, slightly fragrant, white flowers in early spring. The blossoms give way to teardrop-shaped, dark blue berries which ripen in late spring or early summer.

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Lonicera caerulea 'Borealis' (Honeyberry)

Introduced by the University of Saskatchewan, Lonicera caerulea 'Borealis' (Honeyberry) is a compact, deciduous shrub with attractive, gray-green leaves and small, funnel-shaped, slightly fragrant, white flowers in early spring. The blossoms give way to dark blue berries which ripen in late spring or early summer.

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Lonicera caerulea 'Sugar Mountain Balalaika' (Honeyberry)

Lonicera caerulea 'Sugar Mountain Balalaika' (Honeyberry) is a compact, deciduous shrub with attractive, gray-green leaves and small, funnel-shaped, slightly fragrant, white flowers in early spring. The blossoms give way to large, up to 1 in. long (2.5 cm), dark blue berries which ripen in late spring or early summer.

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Lonicera caerulea 'Sugar Mountain Blue' (Honeyberry)

Lonicera caerulea 'Sugar Mountain Blue' (Honeyberry) is a compact, deciduous shrub with attractive, gray-green leaves and small, funnel-shaped, slightly fragrant, white flowers in early spring. The blossoms give way to large, extra juicy, dark blue berries which ripen in late spring or early summer.

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Lonicera caerulea 'Sugar Mountain Eisbar' (Honeyberry)

Lonicera caerulea 'Sugar Mountain Eisbar' (Honeyberry) is a compact, deciduous shrub with attractive, gray-green leaves and small, funnel-shaped, slightly fragrant, white flowers in early spring. The blossoms give way to very large, up to 1.5 in. long (4 cm), dark blue berries which ripen in late spring or early summer.

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Lonicera caerulea 'Tundra' (Honeyberry)

Introduced by the University of Saskatchewan, Lonicera caerulea 'Tundra' (Honeyberry) is a compact, deciduous shrub with attractive, gray-green leaves and small, funnel-shaped, slightly fragrant, white flowers in early spring. The blossoms give way to dark blue berries which ripen in late spring or early summer.

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Lonicera fragrantissima (Sweetest Honeysuckle)

Beloved for its extraordinarily fragrant winter blooms, Lonicera fragrantissima (Sweetest Honeysuckle) is a bushy deciduous shrub. In late winter to early spring, a profusion of highly fragrant, short-tubed, creamy-white flowers line up along each stem, before the leaves emerge.

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Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' (Japanese Honeysuckle)

A widely grown variety, Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' (Japanese Honeysuckle) is a vigorous, evergreen or semi-evergreen twining vine bearing highly fragrant, pure white, tubular flowers that gradually change to pale yellow from late spring through late summer. They are followed by glossy, black berries (in hot summers) that attract birds.

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Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea' (Japanese Honeysuckle)

Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea' (Japanese Honeysuckle) is a vigorous, evergreen or semi-evergreen vine bearing highly fragrant purple-red flowers adorned with white interiors from spring intermittently through late summer. They are followed by blue-black berry-like fruit that attract birds.

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Lonicera ligustrina 'Lemon Beauty' (Box Honeysuckle)

Lonicera ligustrina 'Lemon Beauty' (Box Honeysuckle) is a dense, evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub of mounded habit with a luminous variegated foliage of small, ovate, glossy dark green leaves adorned with lemon and chartreuse edges.

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Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold' (Box Honeysuckle)

Glowing in the garden, Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold' (Box Honeysuckle) is a dense, spreading, evergreen shrub with long, arching stems clothed in small, ovate, golden-yellow leaves that turn chartreuse in the fall.

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Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica' (Early Dutch Honeysuckle)

Deliciously scented, Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica' (Early Dutch Honeysuckle) is a twining deciduous vine with masses of tubular, white flowers that turn deep yellow, and are streaked raspberry-red outside. Produced in succession from late spring to mid-summer, the fragrant flowers eventually give way (in hot summers) to small, bright red berries.

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Lonicera periclymenum 'Peaches and Cream' (Honeysuckle)

Delightfully fragrant, Lonicera periclymenum 'Peaches and Cream' (Honeysuckle) is a compact, deciduous vine with masses of large, funnel-shaped, creamy white and pink flowers. Opening from purple buds, they are produced in succession from early to late summer.

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Lonicera periclymenum 'Scentsation' (Dutch Honeysuckle)

Deliciously scented, Lonicera periclymenum 'Scentsation' (Dutch Honeysuckle) is a vigorous, deciduous vine with masses of exceptionally fragrant, creamy-white to yellow flowers. Produced in succession from early to late summer, the blossoms give way to small, bright red berries.

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Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina' (Late Dutch Honeysuckle)

Deliciously honey-scented, Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina' (Late Dutch Honeysuckle) is a compact, slow-growing, twining deciduous vine with large, 2 in. long (4 cm), tubular, crimson-budded flowers that open to reveal creamy-yellow throats. Produced in succession from late spring to the first frosts

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Lonicera sempervirens 'Blanche Sandman' (Trumpet Honeysuckle)

Lonicera sempervirens 'Blanche Sandman' (Trumpet Honeysuckle) is a semi-evergreen climber with masses of orange-red tubular flowers that open to reveal bright yellow throats. Produced in succession from late spring to fall, they eventually give way to small, bright red berries.

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Lonicera x heckrottii 'Gold Flame' (Honeysuckle)

Richly fragrant, Lonicera x heckrottii 'Gold Flame' (Honeysuckle) is a twining deciduous vine with large, 2 in. long (4 cm), tubular flowers of rare beauty. Flushed deep pink on the outside, they open to reveal orange-yellow throats.

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Lonicera x italica 'Harlequin' (Honeysuckle)

Quite colorful, Lonicera x italica 'Harlequin' (Honeysuckle) is a deciduous vine noted for its variegated foliage of blue-green oval leaves boldly variegated with creamy white margins. Colorful all season, the leaves display wonderful fall color. In late spring to early summer, it boasts abundant clusters of extremely fragrant, tubular cream and pink flowers.

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Lonicera × americana (American Woodbine)

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.

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Lonicera × brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet' (Honeysuckle)

Highly popular, Lonicera × brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet' (Honeysuckle) is a vigorous semi-evergreen climber with masses of stunning, flaming scarlet, tubular flowers that open to reveal orange throats. Produced in succession from early summer to fall, they eventually give way (in hot summers) to small, bright red berries.

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