Deciduous, Evergreen, Vines, Decorative fruit or berries
Most honeysuckles are valued for their clustered or paired, often fragrant flowers. Blossoms are tubular in form. Some have two flaring, unequal lips; others are trumpets or straight tubes, sometimes flaring at the mouth into five equal lobes. Flowers attract hummingbirds, and the red or purple berries that follow provide food for many other kinds of birds. Blossoms typically deepen in color after opening, so clusters contain both pale and darker blooms.
Native to the eastern and southern United States. Can climb to 10–20 ft. tall but is shrubby if not given support. Showy, unscented, trumpet-shaped flowers are 1 1/2–2 in. long, orange-yellow to scarlet, and carried in whorls at branch ends from late spring into summer. Scarlet fruit. Oval, 1/2–3-in.-long leaves are medium green above, bluish green beneath.
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