Trumpet Honeysuckle

Common Name: Trumpet Honeysuckle

Scientific Name: Lonicera sempervirens

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Habitat: Woodlands, Thickets, Ledges

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial, Woody

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Height: Up to 20 feet

Light: Full sun to partial sun

Soil: Average, Well drained

Pollinators: Hummingbirds, Birds, Bees, Butterflies

Description: Trumpet Honeysuckle is a native twining vine belonging to the Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle) family that can be identified by its orange-red, trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow centers. Trumpet Honeysuckle blooms between late spring and early summer and prefers to grow in full sun, average, well-drained soil, and on trellises, arbors, or fences. Trumpet Honeysuckle attracts many pollinators including hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, and can be an excellent addition to native pollinator gardens. This photo of Trumpet Honeysuckle was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.