Lonicera crassifolia for a warm-summer climate?

Submitted by Novak on Wed, 11/23/2016 - 11:05

I'm wondering whether Lonicera crassifolia can survive in the mid-Atlantic, with our warm, humid summers. Does anyone in a similar climate have experience with this plant?

I ask because I'm thinking about ordering Lonicera crassifolia for our chapter plant sale. We can get a good price from the wholesaler (Sunny Borders). On the other hand, the one plant I tried limped along and then died. Therefore, I want to be sure Lonicera crassfolia can do well in our climate before foisting it on the unsuspecting public.

Thanks for any info!




Submitted by HeLP on Thu, 11/24/2016 - 06:36

Hi Janet-L. crassifolia is robust here in central New York in a gravelly rock garden bed

Submitted by Novak on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 10:10

Harold and Scott, thanks for sharing your experience. It's encouraging to know that you guys can grow it. How much sun do you give it?