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Lonicera sempervirens - L.

Common Name Trumpet Honeysuckle, Coral Honeysuckle
Family Caprifoliaceae
USDA hardiness 4-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Borders of woods and thickets[213].
Range Eastern and Southern N. America - Connecticut to Florida and Texas.
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Lonicera sempervirens Trumpet Honeysuckle, Coral Honeysuckle


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Lonicera sempervirens Trumpet Honeysuckle, Coral Honeysuckle
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Summary

Bloom Color: Orange, Red. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Early fall, Late summer, Late fall, Mid summer, Mid fall. Form: Spreading or horizontal, Variable height, Variable spread.


Physical Characteristics

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Lonicera sempervirens is an evergreen Shrub growing to 5 m (16ft 5in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower in June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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Antiasthmatic  Cathartic  Emetic  Stings

The fruit is emetic and cathartic[207]. The expressed juice of the plant is beneficial in the treatment of bee stings[207]. The leaves have been dried and smoked as a treatment for asthma[213].

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Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Arbor, Specimen. Succeeds in most soils but prefers a good moist soil in a sunny position[182]. Does not fruit so well when grown in the shade[200]. Plants are very hardy, tolerating temperatures down to -15°c or lower[260], though they can be deciduous in cold winters[219]. Special Features: Attracts birds, North American native, Wetlands plant, Attracts butterflies, Extended bloom season in Zones 9A and above, Fragrant flowers, Attractive flowers or blooms.

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 2 months cold stratification[113] and should be sown as soon as possible in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with or without a heel, July/August in a frame. Good percentage[78]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20cm with or without a heel, November in a cold frame. Good percentage[78]. Layering in autumn[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Lonicera canadensisFly Honeysuckle, American fly honeysuckle11
Lonicera caprifoliumItalian Honeysuckle, Italian woodbine12
Lonicera chrysanthaHoneysuckle10
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Lonicera gracilipes 11
Lonicera gracilipes glabra 11
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Lonicera involucrataTwinberry, Twinberry honeysuckle22
Lonicera japonicaJapanese Honeysuckle23
Lonicera morrowiiMorrow's honeysuckle11
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Lonicera pileataPrivet honeysuckle00
Lonicera quinquelocularis 00
Lonicera utahensisUtah Honeysuckle11
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Lonicera villosaMountain fly honeysuckle, Fuller's honeysuckle30
Lonicera villosa solonis 30

 

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Readers comment

thanks alot   Thu Mar 9 2006

This is a very heplful sight, but could you put the hisory of the trumpet honeysuckle

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