Standish's Honeysuckle, Bush Honeysuckle
Lonicera standishii

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: standishii (stan-DEE-shee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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:

Huntsville, Alabama

Midland City, Alabama

Danielsville, Georgia

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Williamstown, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 28, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This is very similar to winter honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima) with the same small white flowers in late winter or early spring and the same strong sweet fragrance reminiscent of lemon blossoms. In other respects, it's a similar big, dowdy shrub.

It seems less given to powdery mildew than L. fragrantissima. The leaves on the plants in the Arnold Arboretum are much narrower and remain green longer into the winter.

Dirr says it's hardy in Z5.