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'Scentsation' Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum

  • Sun
Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
10' 6' 3.0m 1.8m
Height: 8' - 10'
Spread: 5' - 6'
Height: 2.4m - 3.0m
Spread: 1.5m - 1.8m
  • Details

    96 - 120 Inches
    60 - 72 Inches
    60 - 72 Inches
    2.4m - 3.0m
    1.5m - 1.8m
    1.5m - 1.8m


    'Scentsation' honeysuckle is a very showy vine with extremely fragrant yellow flowers blooms from mid-spring to late summer, followed by bright red berries. This floriferous honeysuckle has a very long bloom time, and is a wonderful addition to summer gardens, especially when trained up a trellis or fence. Not invasive like other honeysuckles. 

    Award: Climbing Plant of the Year 2016, Le Rendez-vous Horticole, Montréal.

    Long Blooming
    Produces Berries


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    Garden Height: 
    96 - 120 Inches 2.4m - 3.0m
    Trails Up To: 
    120 Inches 3.0m
    60 - 72 Inches 1.5m - 1.8m
    60 - 72 Inches 1.5m - 1.8m
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    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
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    Maintenance Notes: 

    Adaptable to most soils. Pruning is usually not needed, but may be trimmed after flowering.

    'Scentsation' Lonicera periclymenum USPP 16,240
  • 20 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • No fragrance and a poor blooming honeysuckle. I wasted money on this honeysuckle. Time to replace after three years with a big box store honeysuckle. Nothing scensational here when it does bloom.

      Rebecca McNeish
      , Kansas
      , United States
      , 28 weeks ago
    • I live in zone 5A. This is my second year for this honeysuckle. It was full of bloom this year and I had a battle with aphids in my garden as our weather seemed conducive to insect pests this year. We had a milder winter than some previous years. My honeysuckle was fragrant this year but wasn't the first year. Many perennial vines take 2-3 years to get established, at least in my zone. Also some fragrant plants release their fragrance at certain times of the day like morning and evening - it seems to depend somewhat on which type of pollinator the plant wants to attract. My Carol Mackie Daphne is most fragrant in the morning and evening. Can't remember now what time of day the honeysuckle was fragrant and it was a nice fragrance, not a chemical smell like another reviewer said. I bought this plant because of it's smaller size and yellow blossom.

      Daphne Tot
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 35 weeks ago
    • I ignored the reviews that said this honeysuckle wasn't fragrant and bought it anyway. I had it growing for a year and a half before it bloomed and I was so disappointed that it no scent at all. I ripped it right out of the ground because what's the point of a honeysuckle with no scent...

      Teresa Smith
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I planted four of these along my front fence. I was concerned they wouldn’t smell like anything after reading other comments here but luckily they smell wonderful. Not chemically at all like another review mentions (?). It’s mid-June and they’re all covered with blooms and growing up the fence quite well. Hummingbirds and bees love them and so do I. The scent spreads a few feet into the street and the garden.

      , Washington
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • This plant arrived looking strong. It was in bloom and it had a strong scent. It developed berries, so it is exactly what I wanted, something for hummingbirds. It stayed alive all summer. I hope it survived the winter here.

      , New Hampshire
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Bought mine back in April 2020 and had a beautiful smell, now that it bloomed this year no smell at all. Very sad, really wanted it to add fragrance to my backyard.

      , California
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Well, unlike other purchasers, my ‘Scentsation’ honeysuckle has a very strong scent. I’m sitting 6’ away from it on a cool evening & nursing a bit of a headache because of it. When it does have a fragrance, it smells like Yard Gard bug spray; very chemically odor. Not at all pleasant. From across the garden, you can detect an odor but the closer you get, the stronger the chemical spill odor becomes. Ugh. Nearby, we have a struggling old fashioned “fragrant honeysuckle” that is considered invasive south of us. In zone 4/5, it blooms maybe 2-3 out of 5 years; gets killed back most winters. This year, it has buds & we’re delighted: it has a wonderful intoxicating jasmine scent. White long tubed trumpets age to beige. My wife & I cut sprigs & breathe it in whenever we’re fortunate enough to have it bloom. We “tolerate” the chemically ‘Scentsation’ for now.

      G. Bond
      , Maine
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I bought three Scentsation Honeysuckle along with three Happy Jack Clematis online from Proven Winners in spring 2020 and planted them in pairs in three large, rectangular containers under a pergola on a sunny deck. They have been growing very well, covering already quite a bit of our trellises and netting one year later. This year, so far the honeysuckles have been having quite a few flowers. Although I don't think they deserve the name "Scentsation", they do have a lovely scent, especially in the evenings, but it's not anything like, for example, citrus trees or jasmine. So far they are growing well in our zone 6b and have survived single-digit winter temps in containers without any protective measures. They are definitely much better growers than the clematis so far. Overall, I'm happy with the shrubs and would purchase again from Proven Winners. The only reason I subtracted one star is that "Scentsation" is misleading.

      K. Schon
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • If you are looking for a fragrant honeysuckle like I was, DONT buy this plant. I purchased it and planted in spring, 2019. No fragrance at all in 2019, 2020, and now in 2021. I don't know the problem, but I wasted my money. I will be digging it up and discarding it. Very disappointed in Proven Winner.

      Julia A Perrigo
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Every year about this time I regret planting this vine. Despite its name, assigned perhaps due to cynical marketing research, this honeysuckle has no scent. I’d pull it out if I could get hold of haliana but Hall’s honeysuckle is invasive and never sold anymore. That honeysuckle of my childhood was highly scented, and I continue to seek a vine to compare with it. So far to no avail.

      Kay Shawn
      , 3 years ago
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