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Mountain Fly Honeysuckle

Scientific name

Lonicera villosa


The Mountain Fly Honeysuckle is a small native shrub about 1m in height, which grows erect with ascending branches, giving it a sparse, irregular round shape. New growth branches produce fine hairs and a reddish-brown stem. As the branches age, they turn gray in colour and develop a papery texture. This species produces simple, green, oblong-shaped leaves which grow opposite each other on the branches. During the fall, the leaves change to a yellow-brown colour. The Mountain Fly Honeysuckle yields yellow hairy flowers, which grow in pairs on short leaf stalks. This species produces edible blue-black berries, approximately the size of a marble, which ripen between July and August.

Planting conditions

Mountain Fly Honeysuckle grows best in moist to wet conditions with full or partial sun exposure. This shrub can be naturally found in wet forests, around marshes, swamps, fens, and along river or lake shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Moist
    • Wet
    • Flood Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
    • Shade
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Eco Zone:
    • 0a
    • 0b
    • 1a
    • 1b
    • 2a
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
  • Plant type:
    • Shrub
  • Height:
    • 1 m
  • Spread:
    • 1 m