Theodore Payne California Native Plant Database

Lonicera hispidula var. hispidula

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Species Name: Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans
Common Name: Pink Honeysuckle

Climbing shrub with funnel-shaped flowers. Very fast growing if given moderate water. Good wildlife plant. Does well in clay soil.

Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 5' - 18' long
Growth Habit: Sprawling or climbing
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Western California, Sierra Nevada, Southern Oregon
Natural Habitat: Canyons, streamsides, and woodlands. Elevation: below 3300'

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