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Lonicera japonica/Japanese Honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica / Lonicera japonica
Common honeysuckle that can often be a pest, although flowers can be quite attractive and are very fragrant
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Common honeysuckle that can often be a pest, although flowers can be quite attractive and are very fragrant

Two white flowers are current day's flowers; yellows are one or two days old; and darker yellows are three or more days old

This vine can be quite invasive as seen here growing over a large host shrub

Fruit in late autumn enjoyed by several species of birds

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Scientific Name: Lonicera japonica
Common Name: Japanese Honeysuckle
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White, Yellow
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: This fast growing vine can quickly take over an area and is considered a very undesirable and invasive plant in the hot humid South. It has fragrant white flowers that yellow as they age. Flowers are present, as are the black seeds, during the warm months. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the nectar produced in large quantities by this vine. Birds eat the fruit as it ripens.