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Lonicera sempervirens

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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

Lonicera sempervirens (coral honeysuckle)
  • Lonicera sempervirens (coral honeysuckle)
  • Lonicera sempervirens (coral honeysuckle)
  • Lonicera sempervirens (coral honeysuckle)
  • Lonicera sempervirens (coral honeysuckle)

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Description

Lonicera sempervirens

Also known as:

trumpet honeysuckle

,

coral honeysuckle

,

woodbine

Scientific Synonyms:

Phenianthus sempervirens

Description

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.

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings, layering, or stratified seed.

Additional Notes

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

Native Range:
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

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Dipsacales
Family Caprifoliaceae Honeysuckle family
Genus Lonicera honeysuckle
Species Lonicera sempervirens trumpet honeysuckle