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Scientific Name: Lonicera japonica
Pronunciation: luh-NISS-ur-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
Common Name: Japanese honeysuckle
Family Name: Caprifoliaceae
Plant Type: Vine or climber
Key ID Features: Flowers are yellow and have a sweet scent; leaves are purplish - dark green. semi-evergreen
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Fastigiate
Form: Climbing, Irregular
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:7 - 10m
Spread:3 - 4m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Alkaline, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Arbors or trellis, Attract birds, Fragrance, Screening, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown or on campus may include L. 'Purpurea and L. 'Halliana'.
Japanese honeysuckle
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Purple, Petioles and major veins are purplish.
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Oblong, Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers paired
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Dark-red, Pink, Red, (Maroon outside and yellowish to white inside.)
Flower Scent: Fragrant, Sweet
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Intensely fragrant.

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Black
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Rabbit resistant
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