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Glaucous Honeysuckle

Scientific name

Lonicera dioica


The Glaucous Honeysuckle is a deciduous, semi-erect shrub or vine that can grow up to 3 meters in height. It produces showy funnel-shaped flowers, which are 12-18 mm in length and varying colors from greenish yellow, to orange, to reddish purple. The berries are round to oval shaped, a red-orange colour, and are inedible. Lance-elliptic to egg-shaped leaves are oppositely arranged along each stalk and have smooth margins. The upper side of the leaves are smooth while the lower sides are a paler blue-green colour and slightly pubescent. Hummingbirds are notably attracted to this plant because of the flower’s vibrant colours and tubular shape.

Planting conditions

Glaucous Honeysuckle can grow in a variety of different moisture levels and sunlight conditions. Sandy soil is preferred but this shrub can grow in rocky areas as well. The natural habitats of the Glaucous Honeysuckle include woodlands, forest edges, rocky bluffs, and lake shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
    • Shade
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Eco Zone:
    • 1a
    • 1b
    • 2a
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
  • Plant type:
    • Shrub
    • Vine
  • Height:
    • 3 m
  • Spread:
    • 3 m