This vigorously growing shrub has a wild exuberance that is perfect for mixing with perennials or placing in a shrub border. Quick growing arching stems start flowering in mid summer and continue until early autumn. The chains of flowers are a lovely mix of dark red and white. In fall the fruit matures to a deep maroon and is quite striking. It is very easy to grow and adaptable to many garden situations.
Colors & Combos
Great Plant Combinations: Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’, Rosa ‘Autumn Sunset’, Weigela florida ‘Variegata’, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Variegatus’
Great Color Contrasts: cream, pink, purple, yellow
Great Color Partners: burgundy, red
Culture NotesHimalayan honeysuckle grows and flowers best in full sun to light or open shade. It is very adaptable to soil conditions, growing well in moist to well drained sites and tolerating sandy or clay situations. Once established it only needs occasional watering during dry periods. It is easy to prune. Weak and twiggy old growth can be removed in winter. If the shrub becomes too large, it can be cut to 12 to 18 inches tall in late winter and allowed to regrow the next season. Two to three years of recovery should be allowed after it has been cut to the ground.
Plant Type: round shrub
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 9
Flower Color: white
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun, light to open shade
Water Requirements: occasional watering during dry months