Lonicera sempervirens
trumpet honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens
Lonicera sempervirens
Photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Lonicera sempervirens
Common name: trumpet honeysuckle
Group: dicot
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Growth type: vine
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 3 - 20'
Foliage: leaves opposite, entire; upper leaves are united; evergreen in the South.
Flower: tube shaped, 2" long, coral red or bright orange on the outside, yellow on the inside; orange-red berries
Flowering time: April - July
Habitat: well-drained, shaded ground of woods and thickets
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. Utilized by hummingbirds and numerous butterflies. This native species is a good climber or ground cover, and not aggressive, unlike introduced honeysuckles.