Honeysuckle is a fragrant, vining plant flowering from spring to summer. The woody plant with small trumpet-like flowers is attractive to pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. These climbing plants need support for vertical growth with profuse blooms.
Plant honeysuckle vines in moist, well-drained soil exposed to full sun. The vines need minimal ground space as their growth is upward.
Use these perennial plants for a green screen, natural barrier or ornamental accent.
Honeysuckle weaves easily and rapidly through open chain-link and wire fencing to provide a living fence screen.
Planting honeysuckle plants next to netting allows the climbing vines to conceal outbuilding or yard debris.
Plant honeysuckle about 2 feet from a structure and provide net or lattice for the vines to climb. As honeysuckle grows 15 to 20 feet, it provides seasonal shade for gazebos or patios.
Honeysuckle is easily twined over arbors and trellises. Flower arbors create shade nooks and special event arches. Honeysuckle-covered trellises provide fragrant garden backgrounds.
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