Written by Don Richardson 
Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera Sempervirens)
Plant Type
Perennial Vine
10-20’ tall, 3-6’ wide
Sun Exposure
Full Sun – Part Shade
Soil Type
Acidic, Neutral - Alkaline
Soil pH
6.0 – 8.5
Bloom Time
Spring - Fall
Hardiness Zones
4-10 (USDA)
Is a Florida Native
Need Pollinator
Edible Plant
Yes  (Do not eat raw!)
Medicinal Plant
Any reference to medicinal or culinary use of plants or plant parts should in no way be considered an endorsement by The Ocala Food Forest or its staff. Research is crucial in safe and proper consumption or experimentational use of any plant.

If you are looking for a flowering vine to add beauty and color to your garden, consider the Lonicera Sempervirens. Commonly known as the Coral Honeysuckle, this plant is native to many regions across North America. It produces beautiful, trumpet-shaped flowers that come in shades of pink, orange, and yellow. But there’s much more to this plant than its stunning looks. Let’s learn more about it!

The Coral Honeysuckle Vine is known for its bright, vibrant colors. Its trumpet-shaped flowers come in shades of pink and orange, which attract pollinators throughout the summer months. The plant's foliage is typically dark green and glossy. When pruned correctly, the Coral Honeysuckle Vine can reach up to 20 feet in length.
This species’ most popular use is as an ornamental species in landscaping projects. It can also be used to cover walls or fences, adding color and texture to outdoor spaces. Additionally, some gardeners use it as a groundcover to add interest to their gardens without taking up too much space! This species is also used medicinally; its leaves are thought to have healing properties when prepared as a tea or tincture, though more research needs to be done on this topic before any conclusions can be drawn.  
The Coral Honeysuckle Vine is very hardy; it tolerates both cold winters and hot summers with ease! It prefers dry soil but will tolerate moist conditions as well. The coral honeysuckle vine has few pest problems and does not require much maintenance due to its hardiness; once established it will thrive with minimal care from you!
The Lonicera sempervirens (Coral Honeysuckle) plant has become increasingly popular among gardeners for its vibrant colors and hardiness—it doesn't take much effort to keep this species thriving! If you're looking for an easy way to add color and texture to your outdoor space without taking up too much space or requiring excessive maintenance work then this may be the perfect choice for you! Whether you choose to use it as a ground cover, wall cover or simply enjoy its beauty in your garden – there’s no denying that the Coral Honeysuckle Vine is both beautiful and versatile!


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