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PlantFiles: Coral Honeysuckle, Trumpet Honeysuckle
Lonicera sempervirens 'Alabama Crimson'

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lonicera (luh-NIS-er-a) (Info)
Species: sempervirens (sem-per-VY-renz) (Info)
Cultivar: Alabama Crimson

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12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

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USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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7 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ChipVT On Jun 16, 2013, ChipVT from Milton, VT wrote:

Plant blooms near Burlington, Vermont (Zone 4a) starting in June, and have had straggler blooms well into November/December after we've had snow. It flourishes even in poor, sandy soil. Fills a trellis nicely, and then, supporting itself, climbs even higher. Seemingly indestructible through drought or other adversity, requiring virtually no maintenance.

Positive Cville_Gardener On Jun 16, 2013, Cville_Gardener from Middle TN
United States (Zone 7a) wrote:

I really enjoy this honeysuckle. It has a good, red color and grows well here.

If you collect seed, it must be stratified.
Collect seeds in late summer to early fall when berries turn ripe color. Clean immediately to avoid fermentation and overheating. Store in sealed containers at 34-38 degrees.
Seed Treatment: Stratification for two to three months at 40 degrees.

Positive myriban On Jan 18, 2011, myriban from Northeast region, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

I planted this vine on a 5' fence by the driveway where it gets part sun. It has grown about 6 or 7 feet at this point but I honestly cannot believe how long it blooms for! It was at least end of November since I saw the last few resilient blooms. The color is spectacular. I'm looking forward to this coming season and hoping for a little more length! :-)

Positive CrabgrassCentrl On Jul 6, 2009, CrabgrassCentrl from New Milford, CT wrote:

Bought two small plants in March 09 and put them into an east-facing window of our porch, so they got a bit cold at night. But they thrived there, and have taken off once planted outdoors in May. I'm loving this one.

Positive juanwillis On Sep 9, 2008, juanwillis from Winchester, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Very pretty color, albeit no fragrance whatsoever. However, this blooms from May through September for me, which is quite a long period!

Positive dicentra63 On Jun 28, 2007, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

Love love love this plant. There's no fragrance, but the blooms are pretty, and the hummers love them.

I have it up against a south wall in some shade, and it forms a nice screen for my bathroom window.

Positive DreamOfSpring On Apr 1, 2006, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

The ruby throated hummingbird in my yard rarely strays very far from this plant for any length of time!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Birmingham, Alabama
Batesville, Arkansas
New Milford, Connecticut
Apopka, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Lecanto, Florida
Mayo, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Albany, Georgia
Dallas, Georgia
Schiller Park, Illinois
Crofton, Maryland
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Winchester, Massachusetts
Ballwin, Missouri
Wyckoff, New Jersey
Chester, New York
Bucyrus, Ohio
Abington, Pennsylvania
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
Charleston, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina
Sumter, South Carolina
Andersonville, Tennessee
Clarksville, Tennessee
Westmoreland, Tennessee
Abilene, Texas
Dallas, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Sanger, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Milton, Vermont
Arlington, Virginia
Jetersville, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia

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