Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'
Honeysuckle John Clayton
DetailsJohn Clayton Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’) Perk up your habitat garden with our native honeysuckle vine. Pale orange to yellow flowers are pollinator favorites - hummingbirds and butterflies love them! A repeat bloomer, ‘John Clayton’ will keep you in blossoms from mid-spring through fall. Drought tolerant once established, plant in a full sun to part shade location, and water moderately to establish. Prune as needed, its summer berries are bird favorites too. Honeysuckle ‘John Clayton’ was originally found on the grounds of a 17th-century church in Virginia, and is named after a colonial botanist. (8-10' tall x 3-5' wide).
|Common Name||Honeysuckle John Clayton|
|Botanical Name||Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||6-12' tall|
|Mature Spread||3-5' wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Dry, Average, Well Draining|
|Amount of Rain||Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Easy to grow, Native, Good for Hedge / Screen|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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