European Fly Honeysuckle Vine Seeds, Native Perennial White Honeysuckle Bush
Other Names: Lonicera xylosteum, Emerald Mound, Dwarf White Honeysuckle, Fly Woodbine
Pull stamens and suck for a taste of sweet honey. Flowers are both showy and fragrant. This native shrub grows in big mounds and vines through fences. Features bright red berries (only the birds can eat). Grows in mounds and features emerald-colored leaves in spring, summer, and fall. The leaves are deciduous. European Fly Honeysuckle grows fast and reaches heights up to 8 ft. tall and 10 ft. wide. It makes for a fine windbreak and is salt tolerant.
How to Care for Lonicera xylosteum European Honeysuckle
Can grow in poor nutrient soil however the soil must be well-draining. Likewise, do not plant at the bottom of a slope where mud collects. Care needs are very basic. Apply a 10-10-10 slow-release general-purpose fertilizer in spring. Pruning is not necessary but is done often for the sake of giving the shrubs some shape.
Germination Procedure: Apply cold stratification by putting the seeds in the freezer for 2 months prior to planting to simulate winter conditions and thus break seed dormancy. Soak seeds in a glass of water 24 hrs prior to sowing. Sow seeds 1/16th of an inch deep. Keep seeds and soil moist throughout the germination phase.
Grow Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9