- Part Sun/Shade
- Deer Resistant
About This Plant
Sun/part shade; nearly evergreen, with velvety leaves, floppy branches and a rounded form. Orange tube flowers appear on and off throughout the year. Use it to lend evergreen bulk to background areas under trees — even under live oaks.
In most winters it stays green — it’s not uncommon to see it blooming while covered with ice — though it may freeze back if temperatures drop below 22 degrees F.
Although they share a name, Mexican honeysuckle is unrelated to Japanese honeysuckle.
Shape as needed. Cut back a little in late winter (January-February) to promote new growth.
The clumps can be easily divided.
This plant goes well with
- Capsicum annuum
- Malvaviscus drummondii x M. arboreus
- Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'