- Vigorous grower
- Showy, highly scented flowers
- Drought tolerant
Do you have an area in that needs a good thick groundcover quickly? It doesn’t matter if it’s a sunny spot or a shady one, Hall’s Japanese Honeysuckle (LONICERA japonica Halliana) is the plant for the job. This Japanese Honeysuckle is a hardy, vigorous twining vine which will quickly cover a space as a groundcover.
In full sun, this lovely honeysuckle covers itself with extremely fragrant, thin, tube-shaped pure white flowers that eventually age to a soft yellow. The flowers come on strong in May and last until the first frost. The more sun you give it, the more flowers you’ll have.
This is probably the most popular of all the honeysuckles used as groundcovers. You can let it grow along fences and walls, but be careful letting it grow on other plants. It grows so thick and so fast it has been known to engulf and suffocate full-grown trees. (In some areas of the country this is considered an invasive plant, so check with your local garden club.)
Hall’s Japanese Honeysuckle is super easy to grow and adapts to almost any soil. It can be mown over in winter if it gets too thick and will come back like nothing happened in the spring.