Plant types and subtypes: Vines
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: neutral, rich, average, loam, clay, sand
Height: 10'- 20'
Bloom Time: April, May, June, July
Bloom Color: orange, red
Leaf Color: green, blue-green
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, attracts hummingbirds, berries, climbing, fall interest, medicinal
Pricing & Availability
Lonicera sempervirensAlso known as:
Trumpet honeysuckle is a twining, woody vine with glossy, oval, blue-green leaves. The trumpet-shaped orange to red flowers have yellow throats and bloom in clusters throughout the plant.
This vigorous climber grows in neutral soil but will tolerate some acidity or alkalinity. Lonicera sempervirens does best where the ground is kept moist but will tolerate drier conditions once the plant is established. In the warm regions of the South, this honeysuckle will remain evergreen. Blooms April through July. Zones 5-8
Propagate by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings, layering, or stratified seed.
The genus Lonicera was named after the german 16th century botanist Adam Lonitzer. Natives and early settlers smoked the dried leaves to treat asthma symptoms. Fresh leaves were ground by chewing and applied to bee stings.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: ME
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