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Orange Honeysuckle
Lonicera ciliosa
  
About Orange Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lonicera ciliosa (Orange Honeysuckle or Western Trumpet Honeysuckle) is a honeysuckle native to forests of western North America. A deciduous shrub growing to 6 meter tall with hollow twigs, the leaves are opposite, oval, 4-10 centimeter long with the last pair on each twig merged to form a disk. The flowers are orange-yellow, 2-4 centimeter long, with five lobes and trumpet shaped; they are produced in whorls above the disk-leaf on the ends of shoots. The fruit is a translucent orange-red berry less than 1 centimeter diameter. The fruits are edible either raw or cooked, but are not a common food.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub, Vine

Size
Size
10 - 19.7 ft tall
30 ft wide

Form
Form
Spreading

Dormancy
Dormancy
Summer Deciduous, Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Orange, Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 
Hummingbirds, bees

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Medium

Soil Description
Soil Description
Moist. Does not do well with the interior California heat or other dry locations.. Soil PH: 5 - 7

Common uses
Common uses
Hedges, Hummingbird Gardens, Bird Gardens

Companion Plants
Companion Plants
Nootka Rose (Rosa nutkana), Oregon Grape (Berberis nervosa), Pacific Barkberry (Rubus ursinus), Willows (Salix spp.)

Maintenance
Maintenance
Check curled leaves for aphids and spray the undersides of the leaves with water to remove (for small infestations).

Propagation
Propagation?
Propagate from cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth (cut pieces at least 6 inches long from the ends of the short stems near the bottom of the plant). New growth cuttings should also be about 6 inches long and may be taken from anywhere on the plant. Plant cuttings in pots until sufficiently rooted. If propagating from seed, stratify for 2 months.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 4*, 5*, 6*, 7, 15, 16, 17

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dry to moderately moist forested thickets; north-facing slopes and streambanks.

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 18.3" - 111.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.66" - 3.80", Coldest Month: 29.4" - 47.4", Hottest Month: 47.2" - 72.9", Humidity: 0.09" - 24.70", Elevation: 61" - 8877"


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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