Potted in 4 inch black polybag
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.
|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.
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