Native Plant Database

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Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens
Plant Type: Vines
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Red
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Hummingbird
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

10 to
15
feet

Spread:

4 to
6
feet
Size
Height: 10 to
15
feet
Spread: 4 to
6
feet
Size
Height: 10 to
15
feet
Spread: 4 to
6
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Can be used as a ground cover, as well as areas in sun or part sun where vines are wanted.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Use on a fence, trellis, or arbor, or use as ground cover, in part shade to full sun. Will do well in dry to average soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover
Basic Description

Clump-forming vine. Great species for hummingbirds. The red flowers are prolific for about a month in May/June followed by sporadic flowering the rest of the season. Not an aggressive vine like Japanese honeysuckle.Ecological Benefits: Hummingbird nectar; host to spring azure butterflies and snowberry clearwing moths.

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