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PlantFiles: 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

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

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

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive marnaj 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 Sandwichkatexan 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 .


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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