Honeysuckle vines are easy to grow, vigorous, heat-tolerant, and nearly indestructible. The flashy and fragrant flowers will attract hummingbirds and butterflies all summer long. The most common use is to allow Honeysuckle vines grow along a trellis, fence, arbor, or other framework, but Honeysuckle can also be grown without support as a ground cover or used for erosion control. The vines will bloom heavily in spring and to some extent throughout the summer. Honeysuckle plants prefer full sun, but will tolerate partial sun, and even some light, afternoon shade. Once established, the plants need only moderate watering, unless the summer is very dry. Honeysuckle can be planted in early spring, as soon as frost danger has passed. Water the plants thoroughly, and follow up with repeated soakings until the plant shows signs of new growth.
Mandarin Honeysuckle features showy clusters of orange trumpet-shaped flowers with tomato-orange overtones and gold throats from mid spring to early summer. It has forest green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring.
Height: 10 ft.
Spacing: 36 in.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade