Lost for Over 100 Years. You've Never Seen Anything Like This!
There is a good chance you've never seen a Kintzley's Ghost Honeysuckle (Lonicera reticulata x Lonicera prolifera). We hadn't seen one until recently...and now we can't get it out of our minds! This is unlike any honeysuckle you've ever seen and unlike any other on the market today.
It begins its display in spring with a flush of pretty blue-green leaves. Then, in the late spring/early summer, it covers itself in bunches of small yellow tubular honeysuckle flowers that have a sweet, slight fragrance as you brush by. So far, it's akin to many other honeysuckles, right?
But, here is where things get good. Behind every flower is a perfectly circular, silvery-white, eucalyptus-like bract that stays on the vine well into the winter, long after the flowers have faded. It looks like hundreds of full moons against the foliage! As if that isn't enough to set it apart, in the fall a little orange-red berry appears in the center of each silvery bract, dressing the entire vine up to match the autumn season.
This stunning and unique vine was originally bred in 1880 by Ped Kintzley at Iowa State, but was lost to the public until 2001 when one was spotted in a side alley yard in old Ft. Collins, CO.. The owner of the house, Ped's grandson, had never really thought about the uniqueness of the vine he had. Thanks to an observant gardener, we can now offer this award winning honeysuckle to you!
A sure conversation piece, this vine is vigorous, cold-hardy, aphid-resistant and fast growing. It makes a spectacular centerpiece in a moon garden, reflecting the evening light with white and silver colored plants and flowers.
These will surely sell out - especially at these prices - so make sure to order yours early.
- Completely unique honeysuckle
- Three seasons of interest
- Easy, quick-growing native
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Botanical Name||Lonicera reticulata x Lonicera prolifera|
|Mature Height||8 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 4 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|