Honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens - Plant
Description for Honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens
Tecomaria capensis is an ornamental garden plant commonly used for screening and decorative purposes. It can also be trimmed to form a hedge. It is often planted specifically to attract birds and butterflies.
The powdered bark of this attractive garden plant is used as a traditional medicine to relieve pain and sleeplessness.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum (honeysuckle or woodbine), Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle, white honeysuckle, or Chinese honeysuckle) and Lonicera sempervirens (coral honeysuckle, trumpet honeysuckle, or woodbine honeysuckle)||orange, Red||Honeysuckles bloom in spring to midsummer.||Most shrub honeysuckles grow 6 to 15 feet tall and wide, while the vining types grow 10 to 20 feet tall.||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Honeysuckles can be grown as ground cover in suitable areas but most do best with some type of support, either along a fence or on a trellis. They can also be grown in containers.
|While honeysuckles prefer full sun, they will tolerate some shade.||The honeysuckle plant is also tolerant of different soil types, though it helps to grow the vine in well-draining soil amended with organic matter.||medium||-||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Honeysuckle
- Prepare soil for desert-adapted plants. Plant from transplant in spring. If planted in native soil without amendments, youâ€™ll find itâ€™s more tolerant of infrequent waterings. Those planted in richer soil would prefer more water.
- This upright shrub will grow up to 12 feet tall and spread up to 8 feet wide.
Typical uses of Honeysuckle
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: relieve pain
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Super happy with this. The packaging was great and the plant itself is exactly what I wanted.
Can i keep it in my ac room?
Buy this just 2 weeks ago .and its growing very nice