This twining vine twists and spirals around a supporting plant, trellis or arbor. In summer, Goldflame honeysuckle has clusters of fragrant tubular flowers in vibrant pink and yellow that bloom amid the vines. Unlike some species of honeysuckle, it is not invasive.
- Deciduous (foliage falls off)
- Zone 5
- Zone 6
- Zone 7
- Zone 8
- Zone 9
- Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
- Partial sun (4-6 hrs direct light daily)
- Partial shade (4-6 hrs indirect light daily)
- Dry sites
- Clay soil
- Moist, well-drained soil
- Large plant (more than 24 inches)
- Mixed border
- Early summer
- Mid summer
- Late summer
Size and Form
10 to 15 feet high twining vine
Tree & Plant Care
Twining vines climb by twisting their stems around a support, such as a trellis, arbor, wires, or chainlink fence.
Flowers on old stems, prune after flowering
Disease, pests, and problems
Leaf spots, mildew, and aphids
Attracts birds & butterflies
Flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies.
Bark color and texture
Thin, reddish stems
Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture
Opposite, deciduous simple leaves, 1 to 2 1/5 inches long.
Dark green leaf color with lighter underneath. New leaves are fused at the base.
Yellow fall color.
Flower arrangement, shape, and size
Spiky tubular whorles of fragrant pink flowers with a showy yellow center.
Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions
Red berries, but not known to have heavy fruit set.