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Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens

Coral Honeysuckle is an easy to grow native vine with red, trumpet-shaped flowers that starts blooming in spring and continues into the summer. Hardy in zones 4 through 9.

 

Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) in full flower growing up a 4x4 post

 

 

Pot size: 4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep (32 fl. oz)

 

 

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Habit

  • 10 to 20 ft.
  • How to Grow

  • Sun to part shade – at least 6 hours of direct sun for best flowering
  • Well-drained to moist soil
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Overgrown plants can be cut back after flowering in the spring without losing next year's flowers.

    Wildlife

    The flowers are pollinated by:

  • Hummingbirds
  • Orchard Orioles
  • Butterflies
  • Summer and fall ripening berries feed:

  • Many species of birds
  • Larval host plant for:

  • Snowberry and hummingbird clearwing moths
  • Native habitat and range

  • Along woodland edges
  • Maine to Florida
  • Source and origin

    Our stock plants were grown from seed collected along the edge of a dry woodland in Pender County, North Carolina.

    Comments

    It was once tradition at weddings in parts of the south for the family to dig up a piece of their coral honeysuckle vine and give to the newlyweds to plant at their new home.

    Propagation

    Cuttings taken in late summer usually root in 4 to 6 weeks.

     

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