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Honeysuckle shrub (Locinara spp.) peeking around the black iron fence. Photo by Louise Peacock


Here Today, Gone Tomorrow …

We have two types of Honeysuckle in our garden. One is a shrub variety and the other a very invasive vine.

The shrub variety, which I believe is the Northern Honeysuckle Bush, flowers first. It is coming into bloom right now (May 21), A few days ago it had a few buds, but now the whole plant is covered with fragrant flowers. In a few days, these will dry up and fall off.

Honeysuckle shrub with masses of fragrant blooms. Photo by Louise Peacock
Standing back from the Honeysuckle shrub. Photo by Louise Peacock.

There are various different Honeysuckle vines. We have one called Japanese Honeysuckle. It is extremely vigorous and flowers much later, in June.

Our Honeysuckle vine (Locinara japonica)

Since many of the gardens I tend are shady, I am always on the lookout for plants that will flower and do well in shaded locations. Some of the Honeysuckle Vines that will grow in the shade include Dropmore Scarlet and Halls.




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Louise Peacock

Louise Peacock

Louise Peacock is a writer, garden designer, Reiki practitioner, singer-songwriter & animal activist. Favorite insult “Eat cake & choke” On Medium since 2016.

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