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. .
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
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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.
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.