Common Name: Coral Honeysuckle
Latin Name: Lonicera 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.