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Cultural Details for Lonicera japonica

Common Name:
Japanese Honeysuckle

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:
15-30', limited by supporting structure

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
White, (may be tinged pink or purple) turning yellow, fragrant; June-November, borne in peduncled pairs; usually a mass of white and yellow.

Fruit Details:
Black, 0.25" diamter berry ripening in August-October.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Twining vine, reddish brown to light brown, covered wth soft pubescence, excavated pith.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Japan, China, Manchuria, and Korea.

Other Features:
Exotic, invasive plant.

Culture and Care:

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 184

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.