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Description for Honeysuckle, Sempervirens sulphurea (John Clayton)
Lonicera sempervirens is the scientific name. This is a twining vine that needs a support structure upon which to grow unless allowed to sprawl as a ground cover. Large, mildly fragrant, narrow, trumpet-shaped flowers are yellow-flowered variety. Oval, bluish-green leaves are glaucous beneath. It shows tendency to re-bloom.
Planting and care
It can be planted at any time of year as long as the ground is not frozen or waterlogged. It grows best in humus, organically rich soils with good drainage. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun.
Caring for Honeysuckle
- Prune as needed immediately after flowering.
- Watch for powdery mildew, aphids, and leaf spots.
- Arrange and tie the stems onto the support.
- Water in well and keep well watered during the first year.
Typical uses of Honeysuckle
Special features: Flowers. It attracts Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: It is an excellent vine for trellises, arbors and fences.
Medicinal use: NA
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