TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA


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Botanical family: Caprifoliaceae

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Abelia grandiflora, Glossy Abelia. Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'
Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'

Abelia grandiflora

Glossy Abelia
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: China
USDA Zone: 8-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Abelia is a popular evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub with a rounded, fountain-like growth habit. It is fast-growing, growing up to 4-8 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide. Its leaves are fine-textured, glossy, oval, and dark green, usually 2 inches long, and the new growth has a bronze color. Abelia produces small, white and pink tubular flowers in clusters at the end of its stems, from summer to fall. The flowers are barely one inch long, but they are slightly fragrant - which attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

This shrub is a great choice for planting near a pool, as it loves both full sun and semi-shade exposure. When watering it, allow the soil to dry out between waterings. It is mostly pest- and disease-free. Mature Abelias can withstand temperatures as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit for a limited time.

Hyperacanthus amoenus is another popular evergreen shrub. It has pinkish red flowers with off-white petals that are fragrant, followed by green fruits that turn brown when ripe. This shrub is easy to grow, needing only full sun and regular watering - though it should be in USDA Zones 8 -9 for full protection from cold weather. For areas with colder climates, it is recommended to keep the plant in a pot and move it indoors in winter. In such a case, extra care should be taken to make sure it has enough water, light and fertilizer. Pruning may also be necessary to ensure the plant remains within the size desired.





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Abelia sp., Abelia. Abelia chinensis (?)
Abelia chinensis (?)

Abelia sp.

Abelia
Family: Caprifoliaceae
USDA Zone: 8-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The flowers appear in the upper leaf axils and stem ends, 1-8 together in a short cyme; they are pendulous, white to pink, bell-shaped with a five-lobed corolla.

The species from warm climates are evergreen, and colder climate species deciduous.

Species and varieties:

Abelia chinensis

Abelia longituba

Abelia grandiflora

Abelia mosanensis





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Dipelta sp., Dipelta, Boxleaf Honeysuckle. Dipelta yunnanensis
Dipelta yunnanensis

Dipelta sp.

Dipelta, Boxleaf Honeysuckle
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: China
USDA Zone: 5-8?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeShadeFull sunYellow, orange flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersDeciduous plantFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Fragrant, funnel-shaped, foxglove-like, pinkish-white flowers with yellow throats which bloom singly or in clusters from late April to June.

Dipelta is similar to Kolkwitzia amabilis





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Heptacodium miconioides, Heptacodium jasminoides, Seven Sons plant

Heptacodium miconioides, Heptacodium jasminoides

Seven Sons plant
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: China
USDA Zone: 5-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Heptacodium miconioides is a deciduous species native to China and is commonly referred to as the Seven Sons plant. Growing rapidly, it can reach up to 5-10 ft tall in the form of a large shrub, or 10-20 ft when a small tree. Generally, it prefers full sun or semi-shade, while requiring regular water. This plant blooms with white or off-white flowers that have a delightful fragrance and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Once the flowers fade and drop, they are replaced by fuchsia calyxes that last well into autumn.

This species is hardy to USDA Zone 5-9. For colder regions, it is best to grow this plant in a pot and bring it indoors during the winter. If keeping indoors, it should be placed near a window that receives plenty of sunlight. Also, make sure to monitor the soil moisture to maintain the ideal level to keep your Heptacodium miconioides healthy and vibrant.





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Kolkwitzia amabilis, Linnaea amabilis, Beauty Bush

Kolkwitzia amabilis, Linnaea amabilis

Beauty Bush
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: Central China
USDA Zone: 5-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The genus Kolkwitzia contains only this species. Deciduous shrub, up to 12 feet tall (3.6 m), 10 feet spread (3 m). The blossom in spring is extremely nice.





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Leycesteria formosa, Himalayan Honeysuckle,Flowering Nutmeg, Himalaya Nutmeg

Leycesteria formosa

Himalayan Honeysuckle,Flowering Nutmeg, Himalaya Nutmeg
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: China, Himalaya
USDA Zone: 4-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The flowers are produced on 5-10 cm long pendulous racemes; each flower is small, white, subtended by a purple bract. White honeysuckle flowers are held in drooping clusters of deep red bracts, later followed by showy purple-black edible berries. The fruit is a soft purple-black berry 1 cm diameter, eaten by birds which disperse the seeds.



Leycesteria formosa, Himalayan Honeysuckle,Flowering Nutmeg, Himalaya Nutmeg
Leycesteria formosa, Himalayan Honeysuckle,Flowering Nutmeg, Himalaya Nutmeg
Leycesteria formosa, Himalayan Honeysuckle,Flowering Nutmeg, Himalaya Nutmeg


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Leycesteria gracilis, Leycesteria

Leycesteria gracilis

Leycesteria
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: temperate Asia
USDA Zone: 7-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time


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Lonicera fragrantissima, Winter Honeysuckle

Lonicera fragrantissima

Winter Honeysuckle
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: China
USDA Zone: 4-8?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersWhite, off-white flowersDeciduous plantFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Winter honeysuckle is a somewhat stiff-branched, deciduous shrub with a bushy, spreading habit. Extremely fragrant, short-tubed, creamy white flowers appear in early spring before the leaves emerge.





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Lonicera japonica, Japanese Honeysuckle, Halls honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica

Japanese Honeysuckle, Halls honeysuckle
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: Japan
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeShadeFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersWhite, off-white flowersInvasive plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is an evergreen vine or creeper, and it is native to Japan. This plant is best grown in full sun to semi-shade, and it will tolerate moderate watering. It has white to off-white flowers that can be tinged with yellow or orange, and they are very fragrant, making this a popular choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. This vine can become invasive, so it's best to practice regular pruning. The mature plant is cold-hardy and can handle temperatures of at mid 20s degrees Fahrenheit for a short time. This honeysuckle is also tolerant of seaside and salt, and it is most often grown in USDA Hardiness Zones 8-10.

If you're growing the Japanese Honeysuckle in a pot in colder regions, it's important to choose a larger container to give the roots plenty of room for growth. Make sure you select a well-draining potting soil and that you relocate the pot to a sheltered spot in the winter months. Ensure the pot doesn't freeze by covering it with a cloth or plastic, and move it back outside once the winter weather has passed. Pay attention to the soil moisture levels, and water when the topsoil is dry. If you have a warmer climate, you can let the soil dry out between waterings, but don't allow the plant to suffer from drought stress. Enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds that this plant will bring to your garden.





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Lonicera japonica Purpurea - Japanese Honeysuckle

One of the garden favorites, this is a vigorous, evergreen or semi-evergreen vine bearing highly fragrant purple-red flowers adorned with white interiors from spring intermittently through late summer. They are followed by blue-black berry-like fruit that attract birds. This Japanese honeysuckle has a lush foliage of purple-tinged, oval leaves throughout the growing season. Native to eastern Asia. Grows up to 10-30 ft.
A part shade lover, tolerates full sun. Adapts to a wide range of soils. Drought tolerant. An ideal choice for mass plantings on banks and slopes for controlling erosion. Pest and disease free. This is a cold hardy tropical, can take some freeze once established.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Pikake - Fragrant Flower Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
 


Lonicera nitida , Box Honeysuckle

Lonicera nitida

Box Honeysuckle
Family: Caprifoliaceae
USDA Zone: 7-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Bushy, evergreen shrub small yellow-green leaves. Useful for hedging and topiary. Often used for bonsai. Dense, fast growing bush up to 5-6 ft tall. Mature plants develop heavy, thick trunks. Plant produces small white/cream flowers followed by purple berries.

Prefers full sun or partial shade. Easily controlled in height and form by pruning. Among the best evergreen shrubs for striking winter effects of foliage.





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