Lonicera, Coral Honeysuckle, Trumpet Honeysuckle 'Magnifica'

Lonicera sempervirens

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: Magnifica


Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

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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:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Citrus Heights, California

Clovis, California

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Bucyrus, Ohio

Fleetwood, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Arlington, Tennessee

Copperas Cove, Texas

La Vernia, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 19, 2012, gshrine from Indianapolis, IN wrote:

Big and georgous, blooms only in spring for me but I keep it cut back so it doesn't go much highter than my fence, think the flowers are on new growth. Have trouble with aphids(?) or some instect and have to spray it or the leaves go brown and fall off. Still not sure it's not also getting a fungus as I have lots of trouble with that on other plants. Still I love it as it blocks the neighbors pool through my lattice topped fence. Has no fragrance but I think the orange color makes up for it.


On Apr 8, 2011, RayFromPA from Fleetwood, PA wrote:

I planted this last Summer. It grew quickly and looked beautiful, but when it flowered there was absolutely no fragrance. It's already starting to get leaves in early April, and I'm hoping that it just needed to establish itself before it becomes fragrant. Otherwise, I'll be ripping it out and replacing it with a Sweet Sue.


On Jul 7, 2005, LarryDavid from Salt Lake City, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is the absolute best Hummingbird vine I have in my yard. The hummers love it!