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Lonicera confusa - Soft-leafed Honeysuckle
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckles)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pale Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Lonicera confusa (Soft-leafed Honeysuckle) - This is a twining evergreen to semi-deciduous vine which spreads to 25 feet. It has soft grayish-green foliage and produces delicately fragrant white flowers which change to pale yellow as they age. The flowers have two curled petals (a smaller one on top and a larger one on bottom) and long stamens. Bloom period is late spring and early summer with some rebloom in fall. It does best in light shade or cool sun with regular watering. It is seaside tolerant and hardy to about 15 degrees F. This plant has a much softer appearance than the more commonly used Lonicera japonica 'Halliana'. Our thanks to Landscape Architect Sydney Baumgartner for introducing us to this plant in the late 1980s - we have grown it on and off at the nursery since 1991.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Lonicera confusa.
 
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