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John Clayton Trumpet Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

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John Clayton Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton') at The Growing Place

John Clayton Trumpet Honeysuckle flowers

John Clayton Trumpet Honeysuckle flowers

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John Clayton Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton') at The Growing Place

John Clayton Trumpet Honeysuckle in bloom

John Clayton Trumpet Honeysuckle in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

A compact new variety of this popular vine which features showy yellow tubular flowers that bloom throughout summer and into fall, showy red berries; easy to grow, flowers best in full sun; ideal for covering an arbor, fence or trellis

Ornamental Features

John Clayton Trumpet Honeysuckle features showy clusters of buttery yellow trumpet-shaped flowers with lemon yellow throats at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid summer. It features an abundance of magnificent red berries from mid to late fall. It has emerald green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

John Clayton Trumpet Honeysuckle is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing 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 woody vine 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 butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

John Clayton Trumpet Honeysuckle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

John Clayton Trumpet Honeysuckle will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This woody vine should only be grown in full sunlight. 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 somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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

Aurora Location

2000 Montgomery Road,

Aurora, IL 60504

Phone. 630-820-8088

Naperville Location

25w471 Plank Road,

Naperville, IL 60563

Phone. 630-355-4000

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