Coral honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
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Genus:  Lonicera

This woody, twining climber has two-lipped, tubular scarlet-orange flowers, yellow inside, in terminal whorls in summer and autumn. Bright red fruit appears in autumn.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Attracts hummingbirds.

Care: 

Travels by twining and needs to be tied to a vertical stake at planting time and to its support as it grows.

Propagation: 

Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Problems: 

Aphids, leaf roller, scale insects, dieback, powdery mildew, leaf spots, and blights.

Overview

Height
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Fragrant Flowers,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Flower Color
Red,
Salmon,
Yellow
Uses
Trellis
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Vines

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