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Honeysuckle Coral

Honeysuckle Coral


Description: The 'Coral' Honeysuckle is a vigorous, twining vine that produces clusters of tubular flowers in a vibrant coral-orange color. The flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, making it a favorite choice for wildlife gardens. The foliage is semi-evergreen, with oval-shaped leaves that are dark green and retain their color throughout the growing season. 'Coral' Honeysuckle may also produce small, red berries in the fall, which are enjoyed by birds.

Size: The size of the 'Coral' Honeysuckle can vary depending on growing conditions and support structures. Generally, it can reach heights of 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters) tall and spreads of 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 meters) wide. This vine is known for its vigorous growth habit, and it can quickly cover trellises, fences, arbors, or other support structures.

Best Growing Zones: The 'Coral' Honeysuckle is native to the southeastern United States and is best suited to regions with USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9. It thrives in a variety of climates, including both humid subtropical and temperate climates. 'Coral' Honeysuckle prefers full to partial sun exposure and is tolerant of a wide range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, or clay soils, as long as they are well-drained.

Soil and Sun Requirements: 'Coral' Honeysuckle prefers well-drained soil with moderate fertility. It thrives in full sun to partial shade, although it may produce more flowers in full sun. Adequate sunlight is essential for promoting vigorous growth and abundant flowering. Once established, 'Coral' Honeysuckle is relatively drought-tolerant and can withstand periods of dry weather.

Maintenance: 'Coral' Honeysuckle is relatively low-maintenance once established. It benefits from regular pruning to control its growth and shape, as well as to remove any dead or damaged branches. Pruning can be done in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. This vine may also benefit from a layer of mulch around the base to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.

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