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Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Honeysuckle (Lonicera)

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Zones A3, 1-7, 31-45
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Lonicera x brownii

Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae
Deciduous, Vines

LONICERA

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.

Lonicera X brownii
Lonicera X brownii

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Lonicera x brownii

Represented in nurseries by its superior selection ‘Dropmore Scarlet’, which climbs to 9–10 ft. Unscented, bright red flowers that look like trumpets bloom from late spring or early summer until frost. Pairs of triangular blue-green leaves to about 3 in. long appear to be joined at the bases.

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