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Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

Coral Honeysuckle is an evergreen or tardily deciduous vine that may climb 15 to 25 feet. The leaves are opposite with a smooth margin. The bark is smooth and green with a slight fuzziness when young. As the vine ages, the bark turns brown and begins to flake. Red and yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers mature in mid-spring to fall. The vine produces a orange-red berry that matures in fall.


Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds and some moth pollinators. Fruit is eaten by songbirds. Foliage may be browsed by white-tailed deer.

Plant Type Vine
Leaf Type Evergreen
Deer Resistance Moderate
Regions Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Light Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Moist
Bloom Times Early Spring, Spring, Summer
Seed Times Late Summer, Fall
Wildlife Value Hummingbird Nectar, Fleshy Fruit
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