Lonicera pileata
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Lonicera pileata

privet honeysuckle

  family caprifoliaceae 
  genus lonicera 

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Genus  Lonicera Species  pileata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  privet honeysuckle Family  CAPRIFOLIACEAE Specimen number  S11849 Data source  HtZn p137;Frgnt p124
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  4' - 20' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Dry to moist Optimal soil texture  Average Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Among other uses, this plant is suitable for use in areas with seaside conditions. The flowers of Lonicera pileata have a mild sweet perfume. Keep a watchful eye on this because it tends to be invasive. Privet honeysuckle needs summer days with high heat. This plant grows well in average soils. Full sun to partial shade is ideal for this species. It usually does best in dry to moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Seaside conditions Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities  Invasive
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  strong honey scented flowers. fragrant Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Faintly sweet Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Lonicera pileata is a woody perennial. Privet honeysuckle is evergreen. Flowers: This plant has slender curved tubular flowers that pop open to reveal white interiors. April is the usual month for flowering. The blossoms are usually a white color, with an accent in purple.

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