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Lonicera sempervirens

Common Name(s):
Trumpet honeysuckle, Coral honeysuckle, Honeysuckle
Cultivar(s):
Alabama Crimson, Dropmore Scarlet, Cedar Lane, Flava, Leo, Sulfurea (yellow), John Clayton , Superba
Categories:
Groundcover, Native Plants, Vines, Wildflowers
Comment:

Excellent for natural, low-maintenance areas. Larva food for spring azure butterflies; flowers attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies; fruit eaten by birds; rapid grower. Prefers moist soil but is drought tolerant; noninvasive; high nitrogen fertilizer will produce foliage at the expense of flowers; flowers on new growth.  

Season:
Spring, summer
Height:
15-25 feet
Hardiness:
6-8
Foliage:
Sun to partial shade
Flower:
Coral to red and yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers mid spring to fall.
Zones:
6-8
Habit:
Evergreen to deciduous
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Twining vine
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade
Fruit:
Berries (red, black) attract birds
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Climbing Method:
Twining
Life Cycle:
Perennial vine

NCCES plant id: 320

Lonicera sempervirens Lonicera sempervirens
Dave Govoni, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Lonicera sempervirens Lonicera sempervirens
Chris Kreussling, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Lonicera sempervirens Lonicera sempervirens
Chris Kreussling, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Lonicera sempervirens & White-lined sphinx Lonicera sempervirens & White-lined sphinx
Ronnie Pitman, CC BY-NC-2.0
Lonicera sempervirens groundcover
Bob Gutowski, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0