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Trumpet Honeysuckle / Lonicera sempervirens
Family: Honeysuckle / Caprifoliaceae
Chacteristics: Trumpet Honeysuckle is an evergreen vine with medium texture and medium growth rate. It climbs by twining. Orange to scarlet trumpet-shaped flowers, 2 inches long, are borne in March/April. Fruit are red and moderately showy.
Landscape uses: Use Trumpet Honeysuckle on arbors, trellises, fences, or walls. It does best when planted in moist, fertile soils in full sun. It can be kept within bounds with regular pruning. For best flowering, do not over-fertilize.
Size: Climbing vine growing 10 to 20 feet
Zones: 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Habitat: Roadsides, fencerows, forest margins, in moist, fertile soil.
Native to: Connecticut to Florida, west to Nebraska and Texas.
Comments: Fruit are eaten by birds, and flowers are enjoyed by hummingbirds. Several cultivars are available. It is pollinated by birds, not bees, so it is a good choice for people allergic to bee stings.