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Everblooming Honeysuckle, Gold Flame Honeysuckle
Scientific Name: Lonicera heckrottii Rehder
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Everblooming Honeysuckle, Gold Flame Honeysuckle (Lonicera  heckrottii)
Everblooming Honeysuckle at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in late May
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-24,30-35
USDA: 5-9

Heat Tolerance: Light shade only in hot areas

Sun Exposure: Light shade to sun

Origin: Uncertain

Growth Habits: Deciduous or semideciduous vine or small shrub, up to 12 feet tall (3.6 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate water in summer

Propagation: Cuttings in summer to fall

Believed to be a hybrid between Lonicera x americana and Lonicera sempervirens. It is valued for the long blooming period and the bright colors of its flowers.

Cultural Practices:
Check for aphids. Prune regularly to keep them from becoming a mass of tangle.

Blooming Habits:
Free blooming from spring to frost, although with a slower period at the hot of the summer

Fruiting Habits:

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