How to Grow Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle (Lonicera, in the family Caprifoliaceae) is commonly found growing along roadsides or creeping up fences as ornamental plants. But these colorful and delightfully scented plants are more than just pretty decorations they have medicinal uses as well, exhibiting powerful antiviral activity.1,2 Depending on the variety, the plants will grow as shrubs or crawling vines, and can be either deciduous or evergreen, especially those growing in warmer regions. The climbing varieties flower in the summer, while shrubby varieties flower in late winter, spring and/or summer.3 Native to temperate zones of both hemispheres, honeysuckle thrives in most U.S. states and can also be found growing in southern Asia, the Himalayas and even North Africa.4 Honeysuckle flowers, which are yellow to bright red, are known for their lovely fragrance and sweet nectar. The plants are heat-tolerant, rarely prone to pests and diseases, and known for their versatility and abundance, which makes growing and caring for them easy.5

How to Grow Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle (Lonicera, in the family Caprifoliaceae) is commonly found growing along roadsides or creeping up fences as ornamental plants. But these colorful and delightfully scented plants ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Mercola

Top 10 Benefits of Honeysuckle

Upon hearing the word honeysuckle, most people may think of the perennial climbing vine that bears beautifully exotic orange, pink or white flowers that often grace fence posts and porch columns ...

Mon 3 Dec 18 from Mercola

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