It’s always a welcome surprise when the peachy-red blooms of the coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens var.) start to appear. Dangling on the end of twining stems, many pollinators are drawn to these blooms’ nectar, including butterflies and hummingbirds.
By late summer and fall, small red berries appear and become food for local birds, especially favored by cardinals. This vine is happiest when it has the support of a structure, such as a fence or a trellis, to twine around, and will tolerate some shade and drought.