Common name: Coral honeysuckle, trumpet honeysuckle, or scarlet honeysuckle
Size at maturity
Height: 8.00 to 20.00 feet
Canopy spread: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Average 20 lifespan
Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Cold Tolerant: Yes
Soil Description: Various soils, but rich preferred. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Caliche type. Can also tolerate acidic soil as well.
Conditions Comments: Honeysuckles require light, good air circulation, and adequate drainage to prevent powdery mildew. Some structural assistance may be necessary to help it begin climbing. Flowers best when given more sun. Tolerates poor drainage for short periods.
Honeysuckle plants must be well watered and mulched with bark mulch to keep the soil consistently moist in order to limit weed from growing. Adding a layer of compost and and practicing appropriate pruning care when necessary, are best planting practices for trumpet honeysuckles.
Best Planting Practice
It is important to prune climbing honeysuckle plants after blooming to keep it in bounds and maintain its aesthetic design. Honeysuckle leaves have the tendency to be clustered by midsummer, especially under hot dry conditions and from insect and disease attacks. With this, plant in partial sun and keep the vine well watered to prevent the dying leaves