Tartarian Asian Honeysuckle Lonicera Tartarica Flower Shrub Bush Seeds
Fast-growing. Dense, round shrub with early emerging dark green leaves with a reddish tinge. White to pink to reddish-pink flowers in May and June followed by red fruit. Good yellow fall color. Good for northern gardens. Usually reblooms throughout the summer
Honeysuckle prefers full sun but will tolerate partial sun, and even some light, afternoon shade. Once established, Honeysuckle needs only moderate watering, unless the summer is very dry. If the planting area is properly prepared and mulched, your Honeysuckle will be satisfied with a light annual application of a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10) at the beginning of the growing season, and then once again in the middle of the blooming season.
When your plant has finished blooming, you can prune it for shape. Only lightly prune plants until they are well established at about 2 years old. After which you can prune to the desired height. We keep ours at 6 feet.
Excellent for use as a screen (we use them to hide our air conditioning unit), hedge, or specimen plant. Birds love the fruit!
NAME: Tartarian Honeysuckle OTHER COMMON NAMES: Asian Honeysuckle SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lonicera Tartarica COLOR: Red, Pink (Berries) PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Fall / Cold Stratify / Indoors weeks before the last frost BLOOM TIME: Spring - Summer HARDINESS ZONE: 3 - 11 PLANT HEIGHT: 10 - 12 Foot Shrub PLANT SPACING: 6 - 8' Feet LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade SOIL and WATER PREFERENCES: Average