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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)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Limestonelin 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 frostweed 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.


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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