Tuesday, April 14, 2009

two European honeysuckles

Both collected Lonicea xylostemuml. Extreme rarities as bonsai.


Bandi said...

Hello Walter,

I know this is kind of an old post of yours...but i just got a new tree..and unfortunately i had no idea what species it belonged to. I looked my books, the internet and your blog and it seems that it's a honeysuckle. So i wanted to ask you if you could give me some tips about it. Should i keep outside or indoors, does it like sun or shade?

Thanks in advance,

Walter Pall said...


You must be very careful in finding the correct tree species like this. Yuor tree could well be a tropical ligustrum as they are so often sold as indoors. My honeysuckle is deinitely an outdoor plant for half shade and winter hardy.


Bandi said...


Thanks for the answer. I'm 100% sure that it's a honeysuckle. I've seen some trees since the first post and the leaves and the trunk are typical to a honeysuckle. I'll keep it outside in half shade.
Thanks again.