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Lonicera sempervirens 'Magnifica' (trumpet honeysuckle, coral honeysuckle)

Lonicera sempervirens 'Magnifica'

trumpet honeysuckle, coral honeysuckle

The sweetly scented tubular orange flowers of this native honeysuckle often attract hummingbirds to the garden throughout the summer. Flowers are followed by bright red fruit, attractive to birds. Unlike its Japanese cousin, it is a well-behaved member of the border. A twining vine, it needs a trellis or fence for support.

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4-7 Feet


1-6 Feet


24-36 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

trumpet honeysuckle, coral honeysuckle Interesting Notes

Lonicera sempervirens can be found on fence rows, roadsides, open woodlands and the edges of clearings, from Connecticut to Nebraska, and south to Texas and Florida.  North American Distribution Map

This cultivar came to North Creek via our friend Charles Cresson, who got it from Edgewood Garden Center, Edgewood, Colorado when there with PPA in 1996.

Lonicera sempervirens 'Magnifica' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Magnifica prefers average, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. More sun will give you more flowers. Tolerant of drought and dry soils once established, but either may reduce flower production and growth. Blooms on previous year's growth and new growth, so you can trim it back or leave it be. Prune to best suit your site. Lonicera sempervirens is a twining vine and needs small to medium width support to climb. Ideal on a trellis or open fence. Can climb a wood fence with help getting started.

Good Substitutions

trumpet honeysuckle, coral honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens
trumpet honeysuckle, coral honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Salt Tolerance
Salt Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Native to North America
Propagation Type