Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Yellow Honeysuckle

Lonicera flava
Plant Type: Vines
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 5
Hardy To Zone: 8
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

10 to
20
feet

Spread:

3 to
6
feet
Size
Height: 10 to
20
feet
Spread: 3 to
6
feet
Size
Height: 10 to
20
feet
Spread: 3 to
6
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Grow on a trellis, arbor or fence or along the ground in a natural area. Good vine for a bird garden.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun or partial shade in soil with average moisture.
Basic Description

A twining, deciduous woody vine with tubular, deep-yellow flowers in whorls at the ends of stems April-May. Round, fleshy, orange to red berries appear in late summer. Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the nectar produced by the flowers while birds and small mammals eat the fruit. Deer browse the stems and leaves. Not self-fruitful. Need two plants to cross-pollinate. Moth host (bumblebee clearwing).

Special Features
Special Usage
Fragrant

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