Lonicera sempervirens is a fast-growing vine from the famous Honeysuckle family. Also known as Carol honeysuckle and sometimes as Trumpet honeysuckle because of its trumpet shaped flowers, this lovely vine can be used as a nice climber for pergolas and trellis.
How to Grow Lonicera sempervirens
Lonicera sempervirens grows up to 5 feet and produces showy trumpet-shaped flowers of scarlet or red-orange color. Summer flowers are followed by red berries. Both flowers and berries attract wild birds. Lonicera sempervirens grows in a well-drained soil under full sun. Though it can grow in shade, Lonicera sempervirens is a sun loving vine. Brighter sunlight encourages abundance of ornamental flowers. Lonicera sempervirens is a vigorous growing vine and might require annual pruning. It is evergreen in warm climates but sheds most of its foliage is colder climates. It can be propagated from layering or softwood cuttings.