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Clavey's Dwarf Honeysuckle

Lonicera x xylosteoides 'Clavey's Dwarf'

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Clavey's Dwarf Honeysuckle (Lonicera x xylosteoides 'Clavey's Dwarf') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

Clavey's Dwarf Honeysuckle

Clavey's Dwarf Honeysuckle

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Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b


A medium sized ball-shaped shrub with dusty green foliage, small yellow flowers in spring and red berries in fall; excellent choice for use in groups or for hedges and screening because of its consistent shape; easy to grow and very adaptable

Ornamental Features

Clavey's Dwarf Honeysuckle features subtle creamy white flowers along the branches in mid spring. It has bluish-green deciduous foliage. The oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. It produces red berries from early to mid summer.

Landscape Attributes

Clavey's Dwarf Honeysuckle is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Clavey's Dwarf Honeysuckle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Clavey's Dwarf Honeysuckle will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden 
Flowers  Fruit  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features