honeycycle plants

Asked May 18, 2016, 7:44 PM EDT

do honeycycle plants do well on the Oregon coast and do the deer like them?

Lincoln County Oregon

1 Response

If you meant to say Honeysuckle, then yes, Honeysuckles do pretty well on the Oregon coast. Black Twinberry (Lonicera involucrata) and Hairy Honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula) are shrubby natives. Orange Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa) is a widely branching vining plant that is also a native.

Black Twinberry and Oregon Honeysuckle are not preferred by deer. However, remember that hungry deer may eat anything.

Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is an aggressive, invasive vine and should NOT be planted.