Honeysuckles are arching shrubs or twining bines in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere. Approximately 180 species of honeysuckle have been identifiedCommon name:
Scarlet/orange with yellow insideBloom time:
May to JuneHeight:
8.00 to 15.00 feetDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
Using a Fence or Trellis â€“ Honeysuckles take well to a sturdy fence, post or trellis and will gladly cover even a very large trellis in a short amount of time. As the plant matures, it has a tendency to shade the lower portion of the vine, which causes the bottom to become woody and unattractive.
Therefore, you should thin out the top half of the vine during the dormant season to keep it healthy. If you wish, allow your honeysuckle vine to cover an arbor. This is a great way to provide a shady spot in a sunny landscape. Sunlight:
Full Sun to Partial Shade Soil:
70 and 95â„‰.Fertilizer:
Apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- Other than occasional watering, honeysuckle vine care is not difficult; however, pruning is a good practice.
- Vine species of honeysuckle can become invasive as a ground cover, if not controlled, and require clipping to tame.
Therefore, a regular shearing and shaping will keep this beauty within its boundaries.
- Pruning honeysuckle vine is generally done in the fall or winter, when the honeysuckle plant is dormant.
- If your honeysuckle vine has been left untamed, donâ€™t worry about giving it a good heavy prune.
- The vine will pop back up again in the spring.
Excellent vine for trellises, arbors and fences. Also can be effective as an unsupported sprawling ground cover. UseMedicinal use:
Culinary use:Ornamental use:
- The flower, seed, and leaves are used for medicine.
- Be careful not to confuse honeysuckle with other plants that are also known as woodbine, such as American ivy, gelsemium, and Clematis virginiana.
- Honeysuckle is also used for urinary disorders, headache, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use. Reference: