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Rem Red Honeysuckle*

Lonicera maackii 'Rem Red'

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Rem Red Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii 'Rem Red') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Rem Red Honeysuckle flowers

Rem Red Honeysuckle flowers

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Rem Red Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii 'Rem Red') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Rem Red Honeysuckle in bloom

Rem Red Honeysuckle in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Description:

A tall, upright and open shrub which features creamy white flowers in spring followed by brilliant red berries; should be kept in bounds with regular pruning; resistant to aphids; berries tend to remain long into winter on this variety which adds interest

Ornamental Features

Rem Red Honeysuckle is bathed in stunning white flowers along the branches from mid to late spring. It features an abundance of magnificent cherry red berries from early to late fall. It has green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Rem Red Honeysuckle is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Self-Seeding

Rem Red Honeysuckle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Windbreaks and Shelterbelts

Planting & Growing

Rem Red Honeysuckle will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Windbreak 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
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