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Coral honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens

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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 CharacteristicsAttracts hummingbirds.

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

PropagationTake semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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

  • Genus : Lonicera
  • Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flowers
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color : Red, Yellow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Type : Vines
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