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Hairy Honeysuckle

Scientific name

Lonicera hirsuta


The Hairy Honeysuckle is a perennial, deciduous vine or trailing shrub species that can grow up to 5 m if supported. The young stems are green to purple in colour, while older stems turn a woody brown or gray with a shedding appearance. The leaves are light green, oval shaped, oppositely arranged, have entire margins, and are covered in hairs. The flowers are small, yellow, hairy, tubular with five long stamens, appear in whorls out of a disc shaped leaf, and bloom between June and July. These flowers produce small round berries that ripen to a reddish orange colour. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. The berries are beneficial to wildlife species, like birds and small mammals.

Planting conditions

Hairy Honeysuckle grows best in normal to moist conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It prefers well-drained sandy or rocky soil types. This vine can be naturally found in open forests or along rocky upland shorelines.


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