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Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea' /Purpurea Japanese Honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea'   / Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea'
Sprawling shrub spilling over a retaining wall of a planter
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Sprawling shrub spilling over a retaining wall of a planter

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Scientific Name: Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea'
Common Name: Purpurea Japanese Honeysuckle
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: This vine-like plant has stems displaying green leaves tinted purple underneath. Leaves turn bronze or purple in autumn. Purple-tinged, tubular-shaped flowers are white inside and very fragrant. Used in erosion control, on arbors, lattice, on trellises and as a ground cover. Birds eat the seeds.