Trumpet honeysuckle is a vigorous, deciduous, twining vine which typically grows 10-15' (less frequently to 20') and is one of the showiest of the vining honeysuckles. Large, non-fragrant, narrow, trumpet-shaped flowers are scarlet to orangish red on the outside and yellowish inside. Flowers appear in late spring at stem ends in whorled clusters. Flowers give way to small red berries which mature in fall and are attractive to birds. Oval, bluish-green leaves are glaucous beneath. It is evergreen in the warm winter climates of the deep South, hence the species name of sempervirens (meaning "evergreen" in Latin). All of the varieties are attractive to hummingbirds.
We carry varieties such as 'cedar lane', which is brilliant red and aphid resistant, 'John Clayton', which is a nice golden yellow that blooms all summer, 'magnifica' (coral honeysuckle) and 'Major Wheeler', 'though we frequently run out of stock.