Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Good Honeysuckle

Today’s plant profile: Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

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This non-aggressive, well-behaved honeysuckle is native to the eastern United States and boasts beautiful sunset red tubular flowers (hummingbirds love it!) from late spring to frost. It scrambles up trellises and any structure nearby, yet without choking out nearby plants or becoming weedy. The flowers are followed by bright red berries in fall that are attractive to birds. Coral honeysuckle does best in full sun with well-drained soil but also tolerates some clay; it also tolerates pruning.

1 comment:

  1. Thrives here in Abq with some regular irrigation...the only thing it lacks is fragrance, to be the perfect vine.

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