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Wave after Wave of Golden Blooms on Compact Vines!
47194.jpgJohn Clayton HoneysuckleJohn Clayton Honeysuckle

John Clayton Honeysuckle

Item # 47194
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Just 6 to 10 feet high, this honeysuckle is ideal for smaller gardens.

Blooms from spring into autumn, followed by handsome berries for the birds!
Boasting a much more compact, restrained habit than most other Honeysuckles, John Clayton offers masses and masses of golden-yellow flowers over an incredibly long season - from late spring through early summer, as expected, but then repeating all summer long and into fall! Discovered in 1991 in a 17th-century churchyard in Gloucester, Virginia (and named for a colonial botanist from the same time period), John Clayton brings the beauty of honeysuckle into today's smaller gardens!

These blooms are irresistible to butterflies, and simply blanket the vine, releasing a mild but unmistakable honeysuckle scent. They really stand out beautifully against the rounded 3-inch leaves of blue green, and after their huge display early in the season, they merrily repeat all summer and into fall! All of this from a carefree vine that reaches only 6 to 10 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet wide, and may be kept even smaller if pruned after the first flush of flowers!

Evergreen in zones 8 and farther south and west, this native honeysuckle flowers best in full sun, though it will grow fine in partial shade. In late summer and early fall, while still tossing up occasional blooms, it sets thousands of small, round orange-red berries, attracting birds from all directions to long autumn and winter feasts! The berries are so handsome and profuse that they really do add another season of beauty to this vine. And if you are a birdwatcher or simply a nature lover, you shouldn't miss this splendid display.

An excellent choice for new landscapes, patio containers, or bare patches needing some vertical coverage, John Clayton takes off quickly and just keeps blooming! It can be planted in almost any garden soil and is hardy nearly everywhere in the contiguous U.S. Zones 4-9.

Genus Lonicera
Species sempervirens f. sulphurea
Variety 'John Clayton'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start to End Mid Spring - Early Fall
Fruit Color Orange
Habit Vining
Plant Height 6 ft - 10 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 5 ft
BloomSize 2 in
Additional Characteristics Berries, Bird Lovers, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Repeat Bloomer, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Gold, Light Yellow
Foliage Color Blue Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Border, Ornamental, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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