Scientific Name: Lonicera pileata
Common Name: privet honeysuckle
Family Name: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal, Spreading, Stiffly upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Erosion control, Filler, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Small garden/space, Spring interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Lustrous, Lanceolate, Oblanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers paired, White, Yellow, Apr-May
Fruit: Berry (true), Violet, Purple, Jun-Jul, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Semi-evergreen; twigs/leaves at 45 degrees off branch; twigs purple; leaves elliptic, glossy dark-green, waxy, sessile, opposite, simple; flowers funnel-shaped, light yellow to creamy-white, 5 lobed, at leaf axils, late spring; fruit berries, violet-purple.