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Lonicera sempervirens (Coral honeysuckle, Trumpet honeysuckle)

Lonicera sempervirens Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Lonicera sempervirens lon-ISS-er-ah sem-per-VEER-enz Common Name: Coral honeysuckle, Trumpet honeysuckle 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.
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 Orange/ Salmon Flower; Red Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Trellis
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Vines

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