Honeysuckle is a classic summer comfort and always lifts the spirit when found in the garden. Some of you might like to dedicate an acre to the sprawling glory of tenacious wild honeysuckle, but the rest of us have John Clayton. This compact flowering vine is a true blessing for those of us with smaller gardening space. John Clayton gives you that timeless beauty of countless waves of golden trumpet-like blossoms contained in a much tidier and more manageable habit than many others of its kind. These fountains of luminous blooms release a gentle yet unmistakable perfume that is pleasing to both butterflies and humans. Bountiful flowers cover the entire vine leaving little evidence that there is actual foliage beneath it. Blooms begin in late spring and early summer then repeat until fall. Growing 6 to 10 feet long and only 3 to 5 feet across, this vine is petite and easy to care for.
John Clayton does best in full sun to partial shade and in southern and western climates its foliage is considered evergreen. If you're looking for easy going, fast growing and beautiful vertical interest look no further than this mini and mighty honeysuckle! Zones 4-9.