Pam Puryear's Pink Honeysuckle produces large clusters of 2" deep pink tubular flowers with white throats and are lightly fragrant. The fragrance is most noticeable in the late afternoon and evening.
Common Name: Pam's Pink Honeysuckle
Botanical Name: Lonicera americana 'Pam's Pink'
Leaf retention: Deciduous.
Growth rate: Moderate to rapid.
Mature Size: 6-12' long or can be trained to be a 6' shrub.
Flowers: Long red tubes with white lobes that fade to pale yellow, very fragrant.
Bloom: Spring into fall.
Fruit: Red berries.
Leaves: Dark green, oval with pointed tip.
Stems: No thorns.
Roots: Non-invasive unless fertilized.
Wildlife: Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds. The berries attract birds.
Toxic / Danger: All parts of this plant are slightly poisonous.
Cultivation and Uses
USDA hardiness zones: 7-10.
Heat tolerant: Yes.
Drought tolerant: Temperature dependant.
Sun: Full sun to part shade.
Water after becoming established: Monthly to weekly depending on temperature. Hummingbirds may want weekly to twice weekly irrigation to produce abundant nectar.
Soil: Well drained, tolerant of alkalinity and salinity. Do not fertilize to avoid rampant growth.