Common Name: Coral Honeysuckle
- Habit: Vine
- Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Moist, Average
- Height: 5-8′, 8-15′
- Flower: Red, Apr, May
- Fruit: Fleshy, orange to bright red berries about 1/4″ in diameter.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Floodplain/Marsh, Bottomland Deciduous Forest
- Larval host for: Spring Azure (Celastrina “ladon” ), Snowberry clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)
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A deciduous, twining, woody vine with opposite, glossy, semi-evergreen leaves and showy flowers. The clusters of tubular orange-red flowers give way to small, fleshy, orange-red berries that birds love. The flowers attract hummingbirds. This vine needs a trellis and training to climb, or can be used as a creeping ground cover in a large area. The leaves are evergreen in warmer parts of the south, but may die back in colder areas.