Blue Velvet® Honeysuckle

Lonicera korolkowi ‘Floribunda’
7-9 feet high x 7-11 feet wide
Zone 3
Full Sun


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This is an outstanding find from the Cheyenne Experiment Station! This is by far the best large honeysuckle on the market, yet rarely used. Drought and poor soils have little effect on this shrub. This is simply one of the best shrubs we’ve seen for use in windbreaks or as a stand alone specimen! This 1999 Plant Select® winner has pale pink flowers, which bloom in profusion in early summer. You won’t see witches’ broom or aphids on this one! We have yet to see a deer or rabbit eat this plant! Watch a video of Blue Velvet Honeysuckle on our Videos page.

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.