You can probably guess why. Oh, those pagodas of fruit!
I got this Himalayan honeysuckle from Ricki at a plant exchange. I've come to realize that if Ricki tells you you need a plant, you listen.
The foliage has a nice color with branches that arch and layer pleasingly.
Reports also vary about where it should be sited. Mine is in part sun and gets regular water. It seems content so far. I'm so glad I found a spot for it.
My favorite plant in the garden this week is hosted by Loree at Danger Garden. Be sure to check out what she's liking this week!
I have one too, but its drupes never look anywhere near as good as the ones I've seen in other gardens. It's in part sun but doesn't get watered regularly. Maybe that's the problem. Such a great plant! It grows here in Zone 7b/8a.ReplyDelete
I had no idea you were in such a cooler zone than us! I'm even more excited for your tropical garden now.ReplyDelete
Mine died in the BIG CHILL! perhaps I need to try again ?ReplyDelete
Oh no! So definitely not hardy down to 4a. Apparently they are very easy to propagate, so you could get your wish!ReplyDelete
Yours looks to have excellent form. Nicely done! I think the blooms are sweet too. I bet your bee's have been happy to have it in your garden :)ReplyDelete
Oh yes that first image says it all!ReplyDelete
The fruits are edible, but I am satisfied just looking at them...and then having plenty of babies to let out for adoption. Glad you are happy with yours.ReplyDelete
What I'd like to know is how you folks up in the PNW get hold of such beautiful plants, suited to my zone, that I never see offered locally?! I'm thinking conspiracy...ReplyDelete
We are spoiled in Portland--we have so many good nurseries that are stocked with awesome, unusual stuff.ReplyDelete
I have enough trouble picking my tomatoes--let the birds have them. :)ReplyDelete
It's evergreen for me here in zone 8a and always looks lovely! You've chosen a great favorite!ReplyDelete
Nice plant! The fruits are very cool.ReplyDelete