How to grow Lonicera japonica

Lonicera japonica growing shrubs climbers of the genus Lonicera also known as Japanese honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica perennial evergreen or deciduous plant, used as ornamental hedge plant and fragrant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.

Leaves color green in oval shape.

Lonicera japonica flower

Flower fragrant color white, cream, yellow, red, pink or purple in mouth shape.

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Requirements for Lonicera japonica growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive, aggressive

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead stems, need to cut the inner brunches in order to renew the growth

Size of the plant?
2-8m, 6-25 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Mouth shape fragrant flowers, color white, cream, yellow, red, pink or purple

Scientific name:

Lonicera japonica

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