Lonicera x brownii 'Mandarin' produces clusters of 2"-3" dark reddish orange tubular flowers with pale yellow-orange throats. Although they lack fragrance, the blooms make up for this by being borne in great profusion. 'Mandarin's rounded leaves emerge dark coppery brown and later mature to deep olive green. Also called Honeysuckle, this is a woody stemmed perennial vine that requires strong support.
Lonicera x brownii 'Mandarin' is sterile, so it does not form berries and self-sowing is not a problem. It is attractive to hummingbirds and will be visited by various other pollinators, as well. It is a non-native hybrid.
Lonicera x brownii 'Mandarin' prefers sun to light shade and moist soil. It will tolerate drought, once established, but will appreciate extra moisture during high heat and drought. Prune in autumn after flowering to encourage new flowering stems for the coming season. This variety may also be pruned into a shrub form.