Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Grow Me Instead

Western honeysuckle

Lonicera ciliosa

About This Species

Zone 5a BC Native

Grow me instead of English ivy

Western honeysuckle is a native climbing vine with round green leaves and fragrant, funnel-shaped, coral-orange flowers. Often found growing on shrubs and trees, it would be a nice choice to grow on a pergola, along a fence, or other structure for summer interest. Hummingbirds and bees love this species.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Fire smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Dry or occasionally moist conditions