Trumpet Honeysuckle

Scientific Name: Lonicera sempervirens

Light: Sun

Zone: 4 to 9

Height:  6 to 12 feet

Width:  3 to 6 feet

Flowers: Coral to red with yellow inside; April to October

Fruit/Seed:  Red Berry; August to March

Fall Color:

Butterflies: Attractive to butterflies

Birds:  Eat berries and nest in

Hummingbird:  Spring favorite of hummingbirds

Deer Resistant:  Yes

Insects/Pollinators: Bees attracted to

Native: Throughout Maryland but no records in Carroll

Idea Garden:


Trumpet honeysuckle, also called coral honeysuckle, will grow in some shade, but best flowering is in full sun. This is a twining vine that needs a support structure upon which to grow unless allowed to sprawl as a ground cover. After a first flush of flowers in the spring, it will flower intermittently until frost with both flowers and fruit present together.

Prune as needed immediately after flowering.

Trumpet honeysuckle may have aphids.  Hose off the aphids then snip off damaged new growth and buds.

Trumpet honeysuckle tolerates black walnuts.


Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Trumpet Honeysuckle – Missouri Botanical Garden

Recommended for Wildlife by

Gardening for the Birds by George Adams

The Audubon Backyard Bird Watcher by Burton & Kress

HG120 Native Plants of Maryland

Attracting Wildlife – HGIC

Songbirds – FS613

10 Plants for a Bird Friendly Yard

Landscaping to Attract Birds

Bringing Nature Home by Tallamy

Additional information


Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8




Clay, Dry, Loam, Moist

Flower Color

Red, Yellow

Flower Season

Fall, Spring, Summer

Fruit Season

Fall, Spring, Winter


Coast, Mountain, Piedmont

Wildlife Value

Deer Resistant, Food for Birds, Hummingbird, Nectar, Nest Sites, Summer Cover

Notable Features

Long Blooming

Local Availability

Widely Available


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