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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    A woody, twining vine, honeysuckle needs some structure to support itself. It blooms nearly all summer and is attractive to hummingbirds and other pollinators. It is well-suited for arbors, pergolas, and fences.

    Latin Name

    Lonicera sempervirens


    Family

    Caprifoliaceae


    Also Known As

    Trumpet Honeysuckle , Coral Honeysuckle


    Type of Plant

    Vines

    Bloom Season

    May - November


    Seasons

    Spring
    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 15'
    Max Spread: 6'

    Uses

  • Ornamental
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tolerances

  • Black Walnut
  • Clay Soil
  • Deer

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Hummingbird
    Birds
    Butterflies

    Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southeastern United States


    History

    George Washington wrote in his diary in March of 1785, "Planted the Scarlet or French honey suckle (as my Gardner calls it, & which he says blows all the Summer) at each Column of my covered ways—as also against the circular walls between the Store house &ca. and the two new necessaries."


    Other Details

    Pollinator
    Grown by Washington
    Sold at Mount Vernon

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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