Americana Honeysuckle

Lonicera x americana

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 americana

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

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)

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

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Arroyo Grande, California

Leesburg, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Lonicera x americana is a synonym for L. x italica. http://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/19910307583.html;jsession...

It is hardy to Z5.

Highly fragrant, with profuse bloom in late spring. The flowering stems branch multiple times, multiplying the number of flowers. Unlike L. periclymenum, it does not rebloom.

Like its parent L. caprifolium, this has paired leaves fused at the base towards the ends of the stems.

Despite the misleading name, this is not native to N. America---it's a hybrid between two European twining honeysuckle species, L. etrusca (Z6a) and L. caprifolium (Z5).

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