Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera Sempervirens

Coral honeysuckle is a native perennial vine that takes the drought with ease, though extra moisture is appreciated in long stretches without rain.

A non-aggressive usually evergreen trailer to 20 feet or more, it’s a good one to twine through chain link fences, trellises, or arbors.

Give it sun to part shade in any soil that’s fairly rich and well-drained. More sun will mean more flowers.

Coral honeysuckle gets rather woody, especially at the base, so you might consider some medium height perennial plantings in front of it to liven it up a bit.

Aside from its interesting leaves, the real show-stopper is the coral tubular flowers that attract hummingbird, butterflies and bees from March to June.

Deer: fairly resistant depending on the deer. They will eat the flowers. However, on a high trellis or arbor that they can’t reach, the pollinators and hummingbirds can dine without concern.