Honeysuckle, Late Dutch Honeysuckle, Woodbine
Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina'

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: periclymenum (per-ee-KLY-men-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Serotina
Additional cultivar information:(aka Serotina Florida, Florida)
Synonym:Lonicera periclymenum var. serotina

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Aromatic

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Richmond, California

San Anselmo, California

Chicago, Illinois

Homer Glen, Illinois

Rockford, Illinois

Waukegan, Illinois

Wilmington, Illinois

Delphi, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

Brookeville, Maryland

Blissfield, Michigan

Stockton, Missouri

Arlington, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 2, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

'Serotina' begins flowering later than the species and blooms over a longer period. Dirr says that most of what's sold as 'Serotina' in the US is an impostor.

In the Eastern US, where Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is prohibitively invasive, L. periclymenum is the best twining honeysuckle for fragrance. The fragrance is sweet and not heavy, strongest in the evening.

This species isn't aggressive in the garden, nor does it invade natural areas here (Boston Z6a).

Flowers occur in clusters at the ends of stems. To prolong bloom, I try to deadhead each cluster as it fades, before the fruit develops. When I do this, it goes through several flushes of bloom over the season. Otherwise, fruiting will bring blooming to a halt. The fruit is sca... read more

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On May 31, 2006, CaptMicha from Brookeville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

As of now, it seems to be a slow grower. I will update this as the plant progresses.