Western White Honeysuckle, White Limestone Honeysuckle
Lonicera albiflora

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: albiflora (al-BIH-flor-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Mesa, Arizona

Arlington, Texas

Austin, Texas (2 reports)

Helotes, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Spring Branch, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 10, 2013, Limestonelin from SPRING BRANCH, TX wrote:

I planted one about 12 yrs. ago. It does not vine like I assumed it would. Instead it made a large bush. It is growing in full shade but it also grows in full sun. I have never trimmed it, never done anything to it or for it. Over the yrs. it has self -seeded about 3 plants, one I dug up and shared. Our garden/property is wildscaped so I am pleased with it. It takes up alot of space.

Positive

On Mar 4, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is lovely evergreen Native shrub, with sweet scented flowers that smell like lemmon flowers. It has very greceful arching branches and it brightens the late Winter early Spring landscape when it starts to bloom in late February. Lonicera albiflora is native to Texas and other States.