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What is the name of a climbing vine with orange flowers similar to honeysuckle?

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There is a variety of honeysuckle that produces orange flowers, called the western trumpet honeysuckle or simply just orange honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa). This flowering vine can reach a height of 23 feet, has a grayish bark and has elliptical bright green leaves.

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The orange honeysuckle grows fast. It does not need much care other than watering and pruning once in a while to keep its growth in check. This flower is native to British Columbia, but it also thrives in the wild all over the northwestern United States. The orange honeysuckle produces nectar, making it attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.

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    Why won't my honeysuckle flower?

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    Honeysuckle that fails to bloom has probably been planted in an area where it receives too much shade. Although most honeysuckle varieties tolerate shady garden conditions, they bloom better when they receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.

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    Is honeysuckle poisonous to dogs?

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    Honeysuckle contains cyanogenic glycosides and saponic glycosides, making all parts of the plant toxic to dogs, according to Garden Guides. Honeysuckle berries have carotenoids, which dogs are not able to process in large quantities.

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    How do you grow honeysuckle?

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    Honeysuckle should be grown in full sun or at least partial sun, and the plants need infrequent watering once they are established unless the climate is extremely dry. The plants need a light application of fertilizer at the beginning and middle of the growing season. Typically, the plants are sold for planting in early spring in gallon buckets.

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    How do I care for honeysuckle vines?

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    Honeysuckle is a very easy plant to care for. Once it’s established, your honeysuckle vine needs very little water, except in unusually dry weather. Fertilize twice a year with a 10-10-10 all-purpose, time-release fertilizer. Prune your honeysuckle in late February and early March, then only very lightly while it’s blooming to remove dead leaves and flowers.

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