Lonicera crassifolia

creeping honeysuckle

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

Small dark green, button-shaped leaves adorn rambling stems that spread along the ground only a few inches high and three or more feet long. The tiny honeysuckle flowers open along the stems from rosy red buds tipped in chartreuse and turn orange as they mature; although they are not scented, they are charming in their own right. This evergreen shrublet works very well in containers or a hanging basket.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 0 ft. 5 in. (0.12 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 0 ft. 7 in. (0.18 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 7 ft. 0 in. (2.13 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 8

Flower Color: orange

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to dappled shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: Dainty evergreen foliage with petite, late spring flowers

Wildlife Associations: bees

Culture Notes
Plant in full sun to light, open, or dappled shade and water regularly in sun or occasionally to regularly in shade. The best growing conditions are rich, well-drained soil.