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Lonicera maximowiczii var. sachalinensis

Sakhalin Honeysuckle

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Lonicera maximowiczii var. sachalinensis – The Sakhalin Honeysuckle is a handsome if not downright beautiful underutilized shrub that will make a good element in a wildlife planting or shrub border, a barrier hedge, screen or background to other shrubs and perennials. Dark red honeysuckle flowers in May become red berries later in the circadian calender. New leaves flush purple, expand, bronze and finally mature medium to dark semi-glossy green. The overall form is a rounded mounding shrub cloaked in clean-looking foliage all season on purple-brown stems. The Sakhalin Honeysuckle may also pick up very good yellow tones in the autumn. It has never set seed here and is not considered “invasive” in Connecticut. Site in full to half sun in almost any draining even alkaline soil; of course, a happier plant will be had if planted in better conditions. If purchased in our Autumn shipping window your Sakhalin Honeysuckle will be pruned with next year's performance in mind. Cutting grown.


6-9 Ft


6-9 Ft


Dark Red
Item Description Price  
LONICMAX Lonicera maximowiczii v. sachalinensis (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $26.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Lonicera maximowiczii var. sachalinensis

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun


  • Natural Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Screen
  • Massing
  • Shrub Border
  • Specimen
  • Hedge

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Average
  • Fertile
  • Adaptable
  • Draining


  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Russia

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown