The Fly Honeysuckle is a medium-sized deciduous shrub that typically grows between 1-2m, and is naturally found throughout Ontario, Quebec, and Eastern Canada. This perennial shrub is multi-stemmed with thin, woody branches and can be grown so that it resembles a vine species. The Fly Honeysuckle's leaves are light green, simple, and oppositely arranged. Leaves are oval in shape and hairless, except at the margins where fine hairs are visible. This species produces flowers which are bell-shaped, white to yellow in colour, drooping in pairs of two, and bloom during late spring. Flowers give rise to large red-orange berries during late summer, which are a favorite to many songbird species.
Fly Honeysuckle is classified as a Facultative Upland plant, meaning that it usually occurs in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands. This plant is fairly flexible in terms of site requirements. It can tolerate shade or part shade and dry to wet sites.
- Max 2m
- Max 3m
- Drought Tolerant
- Partial sun