Common Name: vine honeysuckle
Origin/Ecology: Native to southern China, Taiwan, Sumatra, Java, Bali Philippines, Bhutan, northestern India, and Myanmar.
Habit: Vigorous climber, can climb anything with a diameter to 10-15 cm. Twines with whole stem.
Leaves: Lanceolate, dull leaves, evergreen. Petiole 2-15 mm, leaf blade 2.5-13 x 1.3-4.5 cm. Base rounded to cordate, margin often ciliate, apex acuminate to caudate.
Leaf Arrangement: opposite, occasionally 3-whorled
Flowers and Fruit: Small, cream-yellow, funnel-shaped flowers, often pink blushed. Berries are blue-black, ovoid, 6-7 mm in diameter, seeds ellipsoid to oblong, slightly compressed, 4-4.5 mm, shallowly pitted.
Bark: Branches, petioles, and peduncles with dense curved or spreading brown-yellow stiff hairs, sometimes interspersed with long glandular hairs, sometimes glabrescent or becoming glabrous.
Water Use, Soil: mesic.
Exposure: Grows in full sun or part shade, flowers in shade.
Landscape Uses: Climbing on trees, fences, pergolas, railings.
Other Features: Fruit attractive to birds.