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Lonicera sempervirens f. sulphurea 'John Clayton'

Trumpet Honeysuckle

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Lonicera sempervirens f. sulphurea 'John Clayton' - This golden form of Trumpet Honeysuckle flower recurrently through much of the growing season. 'John Clayton' is an all-round great wildlife plant. The clear sulphur to yellow tubes sometimes with the bare infusion of orange draw all manner of bee, butterfly and hummingbird. Foliage is light green, matte-finished - deciduous in the north but remains evergreen in the south. Autumn foliage color may be a respectable yellow before leaf drop in the north. Late season orange-red fruits are beloved by birds. The worthy Trumpet Honeysuckle is twining vine and will require support so that it can show itself off. It would be beautiful scrambling over a wall. Well-drained fertile, organic soil in full to nearly full sun though it is tolerant of clay soil and will survive the bane of allelopathic compounds from Black Walnut. Though found in the wild the Southeastern U.S. we do not know where 'John Clayton' originated. Established potted vine, cutting grown.


8-10 Feet


Item Description Price  
LONSEJOHN Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $26.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Lonicera sempervirens f. sulphurea 'John Clayton'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring into Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds


  • Full Sun


  • Natural Garden
  • Climbing
  • Wall
  • Accent
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Wildlife Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Draining
  • Humus Laden
  • Organic


  • Southeastern U.S.

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown