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Lonicera sempervirens

Native Plants

Trumpet Honeysuckle

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Summary

Trumpet honeysuckle is an attractive woody vining plant with showy clusters of 2” long, crimson tubular flowers. It is quite vigorous, growing from 10-20’ tall and is easily trained on a trellis, arbor or fence. The attractive bluish leaves are deciduous in the north but evergreen in warmer climates. The plant blooms heavily in late spring then sporadically until fall. It prefers well-drained, evenly-moist soil and produces flowers most profusely in full sun. Hummingbirds love the flowers, so try growing trumpet honeysuckle with plants that give a succession of bloom to attract these beautiful birds. A few companions include Aesculus pavia, Aquilegia canadensis, and Spigelia marilandica.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    vine 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    semi-evergreen 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-summer, late-spring, mid-summer
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    red 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    blue-green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    yellow 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    black, red