Lonicera sempervirens
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Lonicera sempervirens

coral honeysuckle
trumpet honeysuckle

  family caprifoliaceae 
  genus lonicera 

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Genus  Lonicera Species  sempervirens Variety  Cultivar  Common names  coral honeysuckle   trumpet honeysuckle Family  CAPRIFOLIACEAE Specimen number  S10477 Data source  HumGrdn p62;HumGrdn p59;Xeri p301
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Vine Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  50' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Lonicera sempervirens has flowers that hummingbirds love to feed on. Coral honeysuckle (also known as trumpet honeysuckle) can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. It needs soil that is dry. This plant is drought tolerant.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Lonicera sempervirens is a perennial. Flowers: Coral honeysuckle (locally known in some parts as trumpet honeysuckle) has 2" long trumpet-shaped coral-red flowers with orange tips arranged in loose clusters. Flowers are often found in such colors as red, orange or yellow.

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