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Lonicera japonica (Honeysuckle, Purple)

Honeysuckle, Purple

Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea'

A vigorous semi-evergreen that is used as a vine or groundcover. It should be segregated from other shrubs or small trees as it can rapidly cover them.

'Purpureae' grows up to 15 feet in length and bears fragrant purplish-red and white flowers throughout the warm seasons, attracting butterflies. It will grow in the shade, but will not flower. The leaves are a dark green to purple-green on top, with a purple hue underneath.

Tolerant of poor soils and drought, coupled with rapid growth habit make this honeysuckle an ideal choice for mass plantings on banks and slopes for controlling erosion. In the landscape, it tolerates heavy pruning (even mowing) in the fall to keep under control.

Flowering Vine

Flower Color:

Purple-Red and White

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15 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 5b

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Full Sun
Semi Evergreen
Water Needs