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Honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens - Plant

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It is grown as an ornamental for its attractive flowers.
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Description for Honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens

The plant is evergreen in warmer and deciduous in colder climates. This floriferous honeysuckle has a very long bloom time and fragrant flowers. Large, non-fragrant, narrow, trumpet-shaped flowers are scarlet to orangish red on the outside and yellowish inside. It produces bright red berries.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Coral honeysuckle, trumpet honeysuckle, or scarlet honeysuckle Red Mid-spring to late summer Up to 15 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

It can be planted at any time of year as long as the ground is not frozen or waterlogged. Plant in sun or partial shade, will thrive in humus rich soil that is moist but well draining. Keep watered during dry spells, mulch with well rotted organic matter.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun. It can tolerate partial shade. Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Well-drained Moderate 18 to 30 degrees C Use any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Honeysuckle

  • Pruning is usually not needed, but may be trimmed after flowering.
  • Arrange and tie the stems onto the support.
  • Water in well and keep well watered during the first year.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Honeysuckle

Special features: Flowers. It attracts birds.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: It is a wonderful addition to summer gardens, especially when trained up a trellis or fence.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-6000257
  • https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=lose
  • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/time-plant-coral-honeysuckle-46178.html

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