Lonicera caprifolium

Lonicera caprifolium
Lonicera caprifolium
Lonicera caprifolium

Plant type


Common name
Caprifoglio comune, Abbracciabosco, Uva di San Giovanni




  • Climbers


  • Sun

    Leaf Persistance

  • Deciduous

    Flower Colour

  • White
  • Red

    Flowering Period

  • 08-August
  • 06-June
  • 07-July
  • 05-May
  • 09-September

    Climatic Zone

  • 7

    Continent of Origin

  • Asia
  • Europa

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Origin: Europe, western Asia.

Botanical characteristics: It is a climbing deciduous shrub that is moody and woody. Its flowers are tubular with double lips, cream-white or yellow, tinged with pink and very fragrant. They bloom in summer and are disposed to the top, on the whorl of the leaves followed by orange-red berries. The leaves are opposite with very short or absent petiole, while the highest ones are combined, grey-green, from oval to obovate.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It grows spontaneously in the deciduous woodlands, thickets and hedges. It adapts to any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Use: It is used as climbing plant on walls or trees.