Lonicera sempervirens is an evergreen, twining vine that produces clusters of 2" yellow-centered, red, trumpet-shaped blooms starting in mid-spring. 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 from Maine to Iowa and south to Texas and Florida.
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.