Lonicera pileataLonicera pileata

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Lonicera pileata
  • PRONUNCIATION: lon-ISS-er-a pie-lee-A-ta
  • COMMON NAME: Privet Honeysuckle
  • FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
  • NATIVITY: China
  • GROWTH HABIT: Horizontal, spreading habit with cascading branches that tend to build on each other.  Evergreen.
  • SIZE: 2 to 3' (height) groundcover shrub
  • HARDINESS: Zone 6 - 8.
  • CULTURE: Moist to dry soil in shade to part shade.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Effective ground cover.  Good plant for dry shade.
  • FOLIAGE: Opposite small, lustrous, dark green leaves.
  • BUDS: Small and opposite.  Not a significant ID characteristic.
  • BARK: Light Brown.
  • FLOWER:
  • FRUIT: Not commonly seen.
  • PROPAGATION: Cuttings
  • PESTS:
  • CULTIVARS:
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