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Harlequin Honeysuckle Vine
Lonicera x italica 'Harlequin Sherlite'

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lonicera (luh-NIS-er-a) (Info)
Species: x italica
Cultivar: Harlequin Sherlite

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Variegated

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Wichita, Kansas

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Michigamme, Michigan

Conway, South Carolina

Copperas Cove, Texas

Wytheville, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 3, 2014, marnaj from Denver, CO wrote:

I planted this from a root piece. It didn't do much the first year. Second year was a little better. Third year it has gone to town. The fragrance is wonderful and the blossoms prolific.

Neutral

On Apr 15, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

Well I have had this for three years and it has not done much of anything. I have it in a prominent place but the only thing it has done is grown a couple feet a total of five feet total . Hopefully it will do something soon .