Honeysuckle Gold Flame (3 Gallon Container)
"Honeysuckles (Lonicera, /lɒˈnɪsərə/; syn. Caprifolium Mill.) are
arching shrubs or twining vines in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to the
Northern Hemisphere. There are about 180 species of honeysuckle,
100 of which occur in China; Europe, India and North America have only about 20 native species each. Widely known species include
Lonicera periclymenum (European Honeysuckle or Woodbine),
Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle, White Honeysuckle, or
Chinese Honeysuckle) and Lonicera sempervirens (Coral Honeysuckle,
Trumpet Honeysuckle, or Woodbine Honeysuckle). Hummingbirds are
attracted to the flowers on some of these plants, especially L.
sempervirens and L. ciliosa (Orange Honeysuckle).
The leaves are opposite, simple oval, 1–10 cm long; most are
deciduous but some are evergreen. Many of the species have sweetlyscented,
bell-shaped flowers that produce a sweet, edible nectar.
Breaking of the Honeysuckle's stem will release this powerful sweet
odor. The fruit is a red, blue or black berry containing several seeds; in
most species the berries are mildly poisonous, but a few (notably
Lonicera caerulea) have edible berries. The plant is eaten by the larvae
of some Lepidoptera species - see list of Lepidoptera that feed on
aka Lonicera x heckrottii