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Products > Lonicera confusa
 
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.  The information provided on this page is based on the research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations of our nursery crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Lonicera confusa.
 
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