Our Master Gardener Says This Easy-To-Grow Plant Makes Lawns A Pollinator Paradise

Coral Honeysuckle Benefits Coral honeysuckle is a vine that grows up to 20 feet, unlike its invasive Japanese cousin, bush honeysuckle. Besides its stunning summer blossoms, this plant's vine is a dark orange.

Coral honeysuckle, an evergreen in warmer Southern climes, brightens winter gardens. This lovely climber is native and hardy across the U.S.

Bees and other pollinators like Japanese honeysuckle nectar and berries, but they prefer the native kind. They attract hummingbirds with their color and trumpet-shaped blooms that make nectar easier to get.

Spring azure and snowberry clearwing moth larvae live on this vine. After flowering, coral honeysuckle produces berries that feed wild birds in winter.

Growing Coral Honeysuckle Coral honeysuckle's facile climbing is its best feature. Coral honeysuckle plants can be bought at garden centers or nurseries, started from berry seeds, or rooted from softwood cuttings.

It takes years to grow a full plant from seeds, so buying a plant is the fastest method to enjoy this gorgeous vine.

Coral honeysuckle tolerates sand to clay soil. Avoiding root rot requires a dry soil environment. Once planted, this vine tolerates drought. Flowers are most abundant in full sun, but they may grow and bloom in partial sun.  

Coral honeysuckle does not need fertilizing, but putting an inch or two at the base in spring may help it blossom. For the best show, give this vine a trellis to climb on. It can also hide an unattractive fence or add interest anywhere you desire climbing plants.