- THIS PLANT CAN NOT BE SHIPPED TO:
- CT, IL, MA, MD, ME, VT, WI
- Trumpet honeysuckle is a real eye catcher. The flowers take on the shape of what seems to resemble a horn. These uniquely shaped flowers also come in brilliant shades of reds that stick out nicely from the plants deep green leaves.
Trumpet Honeysuckle - Lonicera Sempervirens
Trumpet Honeysuckle does tend to have a longer than usual lifespan for similar types of vines and can also go to unbelievable heights if they grow with the USDA recommendations in mind. That means they should be planted in climate zones 3-9 and should grow in full to partial sunlight. This perennial plant does prefer to be a moister soil but can adapt to other types of soils as well. The honeysuckle can range in heights anywhere from 3 feet to 20 feet, but the average size is around 16 feet. Although this vine will flower in the spring, you will see the biggest production of flowers in the mid-summer months. Its flowers also attract all sorts of wildlife to your property.
Since it is a flowering plant, it works great of trellis or as a ground cover in a natural area. Botanical Latin Name: Lonicera Common Name: Honeysuckle Vine Sun Exposure: Full sun, but will tolerate some shade Hardiness Zones: 4-9 Mature Height: Up to 25 feet Spread: Up to 25 feet Spacing: 5-6 feet apart Growth Rate: Rapid Flowering Time: Depending on the variety, blooms during summer and fall How Long It Flowers : All summer Flower Color: Depending on the variety, various shades including white, pink, red, and yellow Soil Requirements: High levels of water retention and nitrogen (pH level: 5.5 to 7) Pruning:
During autumn or winter, use a lopper to cut down overgrown vines to 2 feet. In spring, pinch the tips of new shoots to stimulate bushy appearance. Flower Form: Honeysuckle vines produce abundant trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow interiors and long stamen. Depending on the specific variety of honeysuckle, these tubular flowers come in a variety of colors including shades of white, pink, red and yellow. They also produce a lovely, sweet fragrance that attracts hummingbirds, bees, and songbirds. The power of the fragrance differs across varieties. It also produces a sweet nectar that is non-toxic and edible. In some varieties of honeysuckle, red fruit follows the blooms. Unlike the nectar, the berries may be toxic depending on the variety of the plant. Proper sunlight is important for flower production as too little sunlight will affect the number and quality of the blooms.
Climate Zone: 3 - 9
Mature Height: 3 to 20 feet
Blooming Season: Summer and Spring
Sunlight: full sunlight and partial sunlight.
Soil Conditions: moist and various soils.
Ships As: Bareroot Plant