FAMILY :: CAPRIFOLIACEAE
GIANT BURMESE HONEYSUCKLE: This honeysuckle is spectacular, but it’s not reliably hardy where temperatures drop below freezing often, although mature specimens have survived short temperature dips to the low 20ºs.
The evergreen leaves are leathery, dark green and up to 6″ long. The flowers are sweetly fragrant, white to yellow to orange and up to 7″ long in pairs along the stems. It has black 1″ diameter fruit. Actually, this honeysuckle looks more like a tree than a vine. It thrives in rich soil in part shade or sun in the tropics or subtropics and even in coastal or Southern California and other near subtropical regions. Origiannly from Southeast Asia.