Lonicera sempervirens Red Trumpet Honeysuckle Vine
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Native Lonicera sempervirens Red Trumpet Honeysuckle Vine
A desirable landscape vine native to the US and should not be confused with the invasive alien Japanese Honeysuckle.  Native Trumpet Honeysuckle vines are very showy with unusual foliage, red tubular flowers.  This plant grows up to 15 feet tall with opposite, sessile, ovate leaves.  .  

Native Range: Southeastern United States
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 8.00 to 15.00 feet
Spread: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Scarlet/orange with yellow inside
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Fruit: Showy
Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil, Black Walnut

This Native Honeysuckle is a good plant for the native garden.
Attractive flowers and attracts songbirds, hummingbirds and butterflies
Honeysuckle is host for the desirable Hummingbird clearwing Moth Hemaris thysbe

Lonicera sempervirons is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.  Trumpet Honeysuckle is best planted near a structure upon which to grow and some help in twining up that structure, or it may simply become shrubby or trail along the ground. Red Trumpet Honeysuckle flower best in full sun. This vine should not be confused with the weedy Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica).

Prune as needed immediately after flowering. Although deciduous it will retain some foliage (semi-evergreen) in warm winter climates (USDA Zone 8 and above).

Lonicera sempervirons Trumpet Honeysuckle is a deciduous, woody, twining vine which typically grows 10-20'. It is a native vine which occurs in rocky soils in woods, slopes, bluffs, ledges and stream margins from Kansas Eastward. Elliptic green leaves (to 3.5" long) are grayish green below and are paired along the stems, with the uppermost leaves on each stem joined at the bases (perfoliate). Two-lipped, tubular, mildly-fragrant, orange-yellow flowers (to 1.25" long) appear in whorls at the stem ends in mid-spring. Flowers give way to round, fleshy, orange to red berries (1/4" diameter) which appear in late summer. Berries are not edible, but birds love them. Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the flowers. 

The species is found from Texas to Florida and North to Michigan and Maine.  It propagates by seeds and its stems are capable of rooting and new plants are easily established.

Native Trumpet Honeysuckle does not have any serious insect or disease problems.

Lonicera sempervirens Red Trumpet Honeysuckle is a good choice for a trellis, arbor or fence and a good vine for a native plant garden or bird garden. Trumpet Honeysuckle can be grown along the ground as a ground cover in wild or naturalized areas.

This delightfully unusual flowers of wild Lonicera sempervirens, Native Red Trumpet Honeysuckle bloom in April, May, June, sun to light shade along rocky slopes in woods, in ravines, and along bluffs.  Family: Caprifoliaceae

The map below shows areas where wild Lonicera sempervirens, Native Trumpet Honeysuckle plants grow wild but
it can be planted and
will grow over most of the United States.  USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 9.

Lonicera sempervirens Trumpet Honeysuckle


North Carolina
South Carolina


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Lonicera sempervirens, Native Red Trumpet Honeysuckle Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.




Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Will grow in some shade, but best flowering is in full sun. Best in humusy, organically rich soils with good drainage. This is a twining vine that needs a support structure upon which to grow unless allowed to sprawl as a ground cover. Prune as needed immediately after flowering. Although deciduous in the St. Louis area, it will retain some foliage (semi-evergreen) in warm winter climates (USDA Zone 8 and above).

Noteworthy Characteristics

Lonicera sempervirens, commonly called trumpet honeysuckle, is a vigorous, deciduous, twining vine which typically grows 10-15' (less frequently to 20') and is one of the showiest of the vining honeysuckles. It is primarily native to the southeastern U.S., but has escaped from gardens and naturalized in many other areas of the eastern U.S. including several counties in central and southern Missouri where it typically occurs along roadsides, along stream banks and in thickets (see Steyermark).

Large, non-fragrant, narrow, trumpet-shaped flowers are scarlet to orangish red on the outside and yellowish inside. Flowers appear in late spring at stem ends in whorled clusters. They are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Inedible red berries form in late summer to early fall and can be ornamentally attractive. The small red berries are attractive to birds. Oval, bluish-green leaves are glaucous beneath. This vine is evergreen in the warm winter climates of the deep South.

Genus name honors Adam Lonitzer (1528-1586), German botanist, the author of an herbal (Kreuterbuch) many times reprinted between 1557 and 1783.