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Lonicera japonica

Gold-and-Silver Flower, Japanese Honeysuckle

Per NYS Regulation Part 575, this species is classified as an Invasive Species, and as a NYS based business we are not able to sell these seeds regardless of where the purchaser is located. We have this item listed for reference only.

  • Lonicera japonica

Please select the quantity desired, and we will advise availability and price as soon as possible.

Details

Min. hardiness zone:
6
Item ID:

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: Cold Stratify from 30 to 90 days 

Japanese Honeysuckle, also known as Lonicera japonica Gold-and-Silver Flower, is a beautiful twining vine that is native to eastern Asia, including Japan, Korea, northern and eastern China, and Taiwan. It produces opposite, simple oval leaves and double-tongued flowers that open white and gradually fade to yellow, with sweet vanilla scent. While it can grow up to 10 meters high, it also makes a good ground cover where it is allowed to run, but can be invasive in certain countries like America, where it smothers native plants. Despite its invasive nature, it is still cultivated by seed, cuttings, or layering, and the dried leaves and flowers are used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat fever, coughs, and sore throats. The flowers are also edible to humans and are a common food source for deer, rabbits, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. If you do cultivate this plant, it is important to keep its invasive tendencies in check and to be mindful of where it is planted.

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