Lonicera sempervirens "John Clayton" (Trumpet Honeysuckle)
This native honeysuckle, with pale yellow/orange, fragrant tubular flowers, was discovered by John Clayton (1694-1773), Colonial botanist and plant collector, in a church yard in Gloucester County, Virginia. This twining vine has a more compact habit than most honeysuckles, growing to around seven feet, with a spread from one to six feet, and is just the ticket for a fence or trellis. Given enough sun and average, well-drained soil, "John Clayton" is a steady bloomer, as well as a repeat bloomer. This native vine is followed by red/orange berries that add garden interest long after the flowers have disappeared. With honeysuckle, more sun means more blooms, so keep that in mind when choosing a site to plant it. Zones 4-8. Quarts.