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Lonicera sempervirens

Native Plants

Trumpet Honeysuckle

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Summary

Trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) is an attractive woody vining plant with showy clusters of 2” long, crimson colored, 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 red buckeye (Aesculus pavia), wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), and Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica). Zones 4-9. 


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