Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton' is a vigorous vine producing solid yellow, tubular blooms visited by hummingbirds and other pollinators. The flowers are followed by red berries that are very attractive to birds. Lonicera 'John Clayton' blooms heavily in late spring/early summer and continues to sporadically produce flowers into August. This semi-evergreen, woody perennial vine appreciates strong support.
Lonicera sempervirens is native primarily to the Coastal Plains of the Southeastern United States from Texas to Florida into the mid-Atlantic, but it may also be found as far northward as Maine, Michigan and Iowa. Lonicera 'John Clayton' with its uncommon yellow flowers was discovered in Virginia and is one our favorite honeysuckles.
Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton' prefers sun to part shade and moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil. It blooms on old wood, so prune after blooming.