Coral Honeysuckle

Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

Common Name:  Coral Honeysuckle

Latin NameLonicera sempervirens


Habit:  A native vine.  It spreads by underground runners.

Leaves:  Opposite, ovate to oblong with entire margins.  Upper surface is green and the lower surface is white.

Flowers:  Bright, red, tubular flowers that appear in the spring and summer.

Habitat:  Disturbed sites, thickets, open hammocks and fence rows.

It is native to the following states: 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 and WV.

It grows in zones 5a to 10b.

Landscape:  It grows in full sun to part shade with average to dry soil moisture.

Wildlife use:  The bright red, tubular, flowers are a favorite nectar plant for hummingbirds.

Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

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