Lonicera sempervirens Honeysuckle

$14.95
$14.95
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Description

Lonicera sempervirens is a semi-evergreen, twining vine that produces clusters of 2" yellow-centered, red, trumpet-shaped blooms starting in mid-spring. Hummingbirds and bumble bees appreciate it blooms. Birds love the red berries that follow. Also known as Coral Honeysuckle, this perennial climber has woody stems with attractive papery, orange-brown exfoliating bark. Its paired, blue-green leaves are fused at the base.

Lonicera sempervirens is native primarily to the Coastal Plains of the Southeastern United States from Texas to Florida into the mid-Atlantic, but it may also be found as far northward as Maine, Michigan and Iowa.

Lonicera sempervirens prefers sun to light shade and moist soil. It will tolerate dry soil and drought, once established. Bloom is heaviest in full sun. It flowers on old wood so prune just after flowering.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Coral Honeysuckle
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 240
  • Width at Maturity: 72
  • Bloom Color: Red
  • Bloom Time: Midspring to midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Drought.
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.