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Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)

About Japanese Honeysuckle

Japanese Honeysuckle is a Vine. Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Japanese Honeysuckle
Scientific Plant Name Lonicera japonica
Other Common Names
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Honeysuckle
Scientific Family Name Caprifoliaceae


Native Status U.S. Introduction Alien Species: Introduced to Kansas and the United States.

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Vine Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.
Life Span Woody Woody plants have woody stems that grow more than a year.
Maximum Height 5.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 2.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color White, colors of the flowers
Flowering Season April - May typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Seed Only methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Shade Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Drained to Dry Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope


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Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)