(Blue Velvet® Blueleaf Honeysuckle, Blueleaf Honeysuckle)
Cold hardy, drought tolerant and delicately beautiful in bloom, this very large upright deciduous shrub is carefree. Blueleaf honeysuckle is native to the arid mountains of central Asia, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Selection 'Floribunda' - marketed as Blue Velvet® - is known for its profusion of light pink flowers and more resplendent blue-gray tint to its leaves.
This shrub has a dense, multi-stemmed twiggy habit and bears large, pointed light grayish blue-green leaves with bluish undersides....
Cold hardy, drought tolerant and delicately beautiful in bloom, this very large upright deciduous shrub is perfectly carefree. A white-flowered species native to the arid mountains of central Asia, Pakistan and Afghanistan, it has proven to be adaptable to most soils and climates. The variety zabelii is identical to the species in all but the pink flowers. This shrub has a dense, multi-stemmed twiggy habit and bears large, pointed blue-green leaves. Unfortunately the leaves do not turn color...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Now notorious as an invasive weed, this large, upright to spreading shrub was once widely planted for its fragrant white blooms and its wildlife-attracting red berries. Native to Northeast Asia, this prolific, cold-hardy honeysuckle has naturalized over much of eastern North America, where it is considered a noxious invasive.
Oval, medium- to dark-green leaves with abruptly tapering, pointed tips occur in opposite pairs along the arching, grayish-tan, hollow stems of this densely branched shrub....
Named boxleaf honeysuckle for the similarity of its sprays of twigs and tiny leaves to those of boxwood, the shrub, this large species is a popular evergreen hedge candidate. The species is native to southwestern China. Bushy and well branched, it produces small, leathery, oval dark-green leaves opposite one another with the pairs closely spaced on slender twigs. Evergreen, the leaves turn bronze to plum in the cold of winter. This fast-rowing plant can tend toward a rangy habit if not pruned periodically...
(Baggesen's Gold Box Honeysuckle, Box Honeysuckle)
This medium-sized gold-leafed honeysuckle brings brightness and contrast to the garden. Introduce in England in 1967, ‘Baggesen’s Gold’ is a sport (a lucky mutation) of a dark-green leaved species native to southwestern China. Bushy and well branched, it produces small, leathery, oval, bright-gold leaves opposite one another in pairs on twigs that grow in sprays from the branches, giving the plant a ferny look. They hang on until spring, brightening the drab months of winter. In an otherwise dormant...
(Box Honeysuckle, Lemon Beauty Box Honeysuckle)
Glowing, evergreen foliage and graceful branching make ‘Lemon Beauty’ a fortunate gift to gardeners from its dark-green ancestor, a shrub native to southwestern China. A dense, mounding, fine-branching shrub, it bears small, leathery, oval to linear green leaves that are outlined by distinctive lemon yellow margins. New stems add a purplish cast. The leaves hang on in mild climates to offer bright color throughout the drab winter months. In a dormant garden this definitely is a highlight. Although...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Box Honeysuckle, Silver Beauty Box Honeysuckle)
Gleaming, evergreen foliage and graceful branching make ‘Silver Beauty’ a fortunate gift to gardeners from its dark-green ancestor, a shrub native to southwestern China. A dense, mounding, fine-branching shrub, ‘Silver Beauty’ bears small, leathery, oval to linear green leaves that are outlined by distinctive silver margins. New stems add a purplish cast. The leaves hang on in mild climates to off their gleam throughout the drab winter months. In a dormant garden this definitely is a highlight. Although...
(European Honeysuckle, Scentsation European Honeysuckle)
Here is the beautiful European honeysuckle vine in the form of a new cultivar, ‘Scentsation,’ more floriferous and fragrant than its parent, which is native to Europe and North Africa, with wide adaptability to both temperate climates and hot, dry regions. The parent has naturalized in the United States where it is known as woodbine and is considered an invasive plant, but ‘Scentsation’ is a manageable vine in the garden. Its lush mid-green leaves line beige stems that twine their way upwards when...
James H. Schutte
(European Honeysuckle, Serotina European Honeysuckle)
Intensely colored flowers give a highbrow look to ‘Serotina,’ a selection of the fragrant European honeysuckle vine, as it climbs and rambles around the garden. Its parent is a deciduous native of Europe and North Africa, a range that suggests its adaptability to both temperate climates and hot, dry regions. The parent has become naturalized in the United States where it is known as woodbine and considered an invasive plant, but ‘Serotina’ is manageable in the garden. Along with its flowers, it has...
This is a unique, low-growing, evergreen honeysuckle with fragrant flowers, fine texture, and bright fruits. It is used primarily as a groundcover. This species is native to China. Dense and well branched, it produces minute, leathery, oval, dark green leaves similar to those of the privets. The leaves are held opposite one another in pairs that are closely-spaced on long, stiff, horizontal branches. The foliage retains its green throughout the winter months. This fast-growing plant can spread over...