Japanese Honeysuckle

Japanese Honeysuckle

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Japanese Honeysuckle, also called Golden-and-Silver Honeysuckle is a very popular variant of East Asia Honeysuckle found traditionally in Japan and China. Used both for ornamental, and medicinal purposes in its home regions, it is a very popular choi

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Japanese Honeysuckle - Lonicera japonica

Japanese Honeysuckle
Japanese honeysuckle is indigenous to east Asia. It is a twirling vine, that can reach up to 33 feet high in trees. The flowers are white to yellow in color, and have a sweet honey scent. The flowers are a source of food for birds and rabbits, and are edible for humans. Japanese Honeysuckle aroma. A twining vine with the ability to climb up to 33 feet from the ground, it is characterized by 1.2”-3.1” long simple oval leaves approximately 1.25” wide. The flowers of the plant are double tongued and open white but fade to yellow as they age. The aroma of the Japanese honeysuckle is a bit more intense than its English counterpart, with a sweet vanilla scent with high notes of amber and a lofty perfume that carries a good distance. The fruit of the plant is a simple spherical berry black in color which houses a few seeds. Japanese honeysuckle grows well in a cultivated environment when kept under tight control. Cultivation can take place by seeds, cuttings or layering. Self-progenation is accomplished if given enough room to spread by shoots of the plant. It grows well in almost any soil and grows quickly coverage can be accomplished as ground cover in as little as one growing season up to 15 square meters from just a handful of planting spots. It is excellent as a groundcover, or for covering arbors, trellises, and lattice panels. Pairs well visually with genetically modified kudzo for a quick “ivy league” look to exterior surfaces where English ivy might take too long to grow to desired effect. Japanese Honeysuckle is perfect for garden paths and grottos as its berries attract birds and the nectar is a strong attractant to butterflies. It is easily controlled with the proper methods and can be used to add a charming backdrop to almost any landscape scheme.