BLUE VELVET® honeysuckle
Lonicera korolkowii 'Floribunda'
Trim, round leaves on a stately blue-gray shrub. Opalescent pink flowers are showy in spring. Songbirds feed on the bright red berries as they ripen in summer and fall. Has proven resistant to disfiguring aphid damage for decades at the USDA Field Station in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Drought tolerant once established. Shrub. Xeriscape. Tips from the pros: Give it plenty of room and prune out any dead wood in the spring after the new growth has started to emerge.
|Plant Type||Ornamental Tree|
|Flowering Season||Early spring|
|Sun||Sun, Partial Sun|
|Water Needs||Moderate to xeric|
|USDA Hardiness Zone||Zones 3-8|
|Soil Type||Clay, loam, sandy|
|Good for Pollination||Yes|
|North American Native||No|
|Annual Commercial Maintenance||Remove a few larger canes to base every 3-5 years to maintain healthy fresh growth habit. Or leave it alone. Do not shear.|
|5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance||Follow annual maintenance.|
|Elevation Guide||Up to 8125 ft|