Types of Honeysuckle Plants: 13 of the Best Species for Your Garden

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Despite an invasive reputation, honeysuckle plants are beautiful specimens worth adding to the garden. They are hardy, vigorous growers that will provide beautiful blooms and attract pollinators to your landscape. From the alpine honeysuckle to the woodbine honeysuckle, we’ll cover primo varieties most worth planting.

How to Grow and Care for Japanese Honeysuckle

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While Japanese honeysuckle is a favorite for pollinators, and known for being tolerant of neglect, it also has a reputation for unbridled growth and spreading out of control. In some areas, planting is discouraged or outlawed, but if you’re in a “safe zone,” this vine can bring the fragrance of summer to your garden.

How to Grow Colorful, Fragrant Honeysuckle

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Honeysuckles are beautiful, fragrant, and survive in all kinds of environments, which is why they’ve become a garden staple. Picking the right one for your space is the key to success since some are invasive and may cause serious problems. In this guide, we’ll talk about all of your options and how to make them thrive.

How to Grow and Care for Himalayan Honeysuckle

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Himalayan honeysuckle (Leycesteria formosa) is a low maintenance flowering shrub that produces edible berries in the fall. Its fragrant white blooms surrounded by deep purple bracts are a striking addition to the garden. Learn how to plant and grow Himalayan honeysuckle in this guide. Read more now.