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Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans

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Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans
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Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans

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

This adaptable vine-like shrub has pretty pink flowers followed by orange-red berries. Tolerates sun or shade, regular water or drought. It can be grown on a fence or trellis with a little assistance (it does not twine). Its open habit and sparse leaves make it perfect for a light trellis that more aggressive vines may overwhelm.

Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
Plant Type: Shrub or Vine
Height by Width: 5' H x 5-10' W
Growth Habit: Vine-like
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Northwestern California, Sierra Nevada, Central Western California, Southwestern California
Natural Habitat: Canyons, streamsides, woodlands

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