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Hairy Honeysuckle
Lonicera hispidula
  
About Hairy Honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula) 25 Nurseries Carry This Plant Hairy Honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans) is a native vine or shrub in the Caprifoliaceae family that grows in the Sierra foothills and parts of southern California, but is primarily found along the coast from San Luis Obispo County northward. It tends to grow on slopes and streambanks at elevations from seal level to 2500 feet. The tubular pink flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds. It will climb up larger shrubs or a trellis if available; otherwise it will spread out along the ground. It's an attractive vine for central coast and northern California gardens.

It does well in soils that are moist year round or dry in the summer but with minimal irrigation. Very easy to grow and a nice landscaping choice.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub, Vine

Size
Size
4 ft tall
8 ft wide

Form
Form
Spreading

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Winter Deciduous

Fragrance
Fragrance
Slight

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 
Hummingbirds are very attracted to the flowers. Other birds are attracted to the fruits.

 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 confirmed , 22 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Very Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to -5° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerates a variety of soils including clay. Soil PH: 5.0 - 7.0

Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Gardens, Bird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: 1mo. stratification.  For propagating by seed: 1mo. stratification.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7*, 8, 9, 14*, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Slopes and streambanks, protected canyons, foothills

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 8.6" - 122.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 3.75", Coldest Month: 36.9" - 57.1", Hottest Month: 58.4" - 77.9", Humidity: 0.01" - 26.59", Elevation: 3" - 6112"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans,Lonicera hispidula var. hispidula
Common Names: California Honeysuckle, Pink Honeysuckle


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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