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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Hardiness Zones

    4 4 5 5b 6 6b 7 7b 8 8b 9 9b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 4 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b

    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



    Also Known As

    Trumpet Honeysuckle , Coral Honeysuckle

    Type of Plant

    Vines Vines

    Bloom Season

    May - November


    Spring Spring
    Summer Summer
    Fall Fall


    Max height Max Height: 15'
    Max spread Max Spread: 6'


  • Ornamental
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun
    Part Shade Part Shade


  • Black Walnut
  • Clay Soil
  • Deer

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Hummingbirds Hummingbirds
    Birds Birds
    Butterflies Butterflies


    Do not ingest Do not ingest


    Native Range

    Southeastern United States


    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 Pollinator
    Grown by Washington Grown by Washington
    Sold at Mount Vernon 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.

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