Coral Honeysuckle
Lonicera sempervirens

Coral Honeysuckle

Coral honeysuckle is native to Central and North Florida and can be planted in South Florida. It naturally grows along the edge of forests and along hedgerows.

Rich, moist to dry soils with abundant organic matter are needed to produce a healthy plant full of red tubular flowers. The leaves are green above and a light bluish green below.

Hummingbirds visit the flowers and birds eat the small red berries in the fall. If pruning is needed, make sure not to cut to leafless stems or it may die.

Use on a trellis or allow to climb over shrubs or tree limbs. Coral honeysuckle can be used as a ground cover or to cascade over a wall.

Make sure that the soil is deep and rich and there is plenty of sunlight.