Henry's Honeysuckle

Lonicera henryi

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: henryi (HEN-ree-eye) (Info)

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Sumas, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 7, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This species has been reliably hardy and reliably evergreen at the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA Z6a. It has been shy about flowering here.

When it blooms, the flowers are smaller than the more common ornamental twining honeysuckles, and the color is a dull purple-red. They are much less conspicuous than those of most of the species grown ornamentally. The berries are black.

The leaves are reliably evergreen here, but they roll up in freezing weather like rhododendron leaves.

Hardy in Z3a-Z8b.

Neutral

On Jun 3, 2002, Baa wrote:

Evergreen climber from China.

Has lance shaped, smooth, dark green, glossy leaves. Bears small, tubular, 2 lipped, reddish purple flowers with a yellowish throat. Sometimes bears black berries although I'm yet to see any.

Flowers June-August

Likes a moist but well drained, humus rich soil in sun or partial shade. Suffers less problems from aphids if planted in shade.

Berries can cause stomach upset if eaten.

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