Lonicera, Honeysuckle 'Pam's Pink'

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
Cultivar: Pam's Pink


Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:


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:

Unknown - Tell us


20-30 ft. (6-9 m)


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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

Sierra Vista, Arizona

Arroyo Grande, California

Coushatta, Louisiana

Nevada, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 29, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Introduced by Greg Grant of the Stephen F Austin University, and named for the gardener Pam Puryear.

All honeysuckles are prone to powdery mildew (more so in shade) and aphids (more so in sun). They aren't usually a serious problem, and the latter can be taken care of with a spray of soapy water.

Lonicera x americana is a synonym for L. x italica. It is hardy to Z5.



On Apr 25, 2012, GreenThumbToo from Sierra Vista, AZ wrote:

I purchased three of these Honeysuckle Pam - Lonicera x americana at Home Depot recently. I wondered why these honeysuckles had nice moist soil, where the other plants at Home Depot were very dry. I thought perhaps they were just brought in, so I thought nothing of it. It was later obvious that someone had washed away the aphids in order to sell the plants! Otherwise I would have passed them by.

When I got home, I put them on the porch, with other plants I purchased at Lowes, until I could plant them in a few days. The very next day, these honeysuckles were covered in the 'Honeysuckle Aphids!'

I quickly moved them to a secluded location, away from all my other plants, sprayed them with the usual spray for aphids and ended up, the next day with brown, wilte... read more