Arnold Red Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica ‘Arnold Red’)

Arnold Red Honeysuckle

The Arnold Red Honeysuckle bush (Lonicera tatarica ‘Arnold Red’) is an ornamental deciduous shrub. Arnold Red is a dense-growing, multi-stemmed shrub that is easy to fit into your landscape almost anywhere and is relatively carefree! Gain early spring color with this low-maintenance flowering shrub! When the rest of your yard is still struggling to emerge into spring, this Honeysuckle will be one of the first to leaf out!

With its uniquely blue-green foliage, Arnold Red fills out fast with densely in 2-inch long ovate leaves. Then, an explosion of 1-inch blossoms makes their appearance soon after. They are fragrant, dark red, and tubular – an irresistible combination for Hummingbirds and butterflies! You’ll love the extreme USDA growing zone 3 cold-hardiness, and zone 8 heat tolerance of this adaptable shrub!

In the early fall your Honeysuckle will provide a feast of small red berries for your birds and other wildlife. The Arnold Red Honeysuckle is a fast grower so you won’t have long to wait to reap its benefits. It will also self-sow under the right conditions, so can be a great investment! NatureHills.com uses Plant Sentry™ to ensure these shrubs are not shipped into areas where they may become a nuisance.

Planting and Application:

Honeysuckle Vines are wildly popular for their stunning color and fragrance, but many people don’t have the proper location for a climber. This is your opportunity to get all the benefits of a Honeysuckle without the climbing nature! The multi-stemmed form can be trained into a small multi-trunked tree for a unique focal point, or allowed to fill a corner of your garden in red spring blooms. Soften corners of an outbuilding or perfume a garden as a flowering backdrop with just a few well-placed shrubs.

You could plant one Arnold Red as a specimen plant in the front yard or several as a foundation hedge! Pruned smaller or left to grow to their full 6 to 8 feet in height and 6 to 10-foot spread, these block unwanted views, hide an eyesore as a dense privacy screen, or create outdoor rooms that will be filled with fragrance and birdsong throughout the growing season! Even hardy enough for Rock Gardens once established, but pretty enough for Pollinator and Cut flower gardens too!

  • Beautiful Fragrant Tubular Red Flowers
  • Irresistible to Pollinators & Hummingbirds
  • Fast Growing Blue-Green Foliage
  • Berries in Autumn Attract Birds
  • Carefree, Colorful Spring Blooming Accents & Specimen Plants

Tips for Care:

Plant Lonicera in full sun for the best vigor and coloration. It is a versatile, adaptable, and easy-to-grow deciduous shrub that likes average, well-drained soil, tolerates urban conditions well, and is not fussy about soil types! Once established, the plant is drought tolerant. Honeysuckles are quite salt tolerant and are easy to grow, vigorous, cold and heat-tolerant, and nearly indestructible! Prune in late winter or very early spring to shape and keep the shrub tidy.

  • Full Sun
  • Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Highly Adaptable to Soil
  • Great in Urban Environments & Very Cold Tolerant
  • Prune Late Winter or Very Early Spring If Needed

For all the benefits of a flowering, fragrant Honeysuckle Vine without the hassle of providing for a climber, the Arnold Red Honeysuckle bush is a perfect choice!

Arnold Red Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica ‘Arnold Red’) Details

Common name Arnold Red Honeysuckle
Botanical name Lonicera tatarica 'Arnold Red'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 3-8
Growth rate Fast
Height 6 - 8 ft.
Width 6 - 10 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Adaptable Well-Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time When Dormant
Flower color Red