Need a vine that attracts hummingbirds? With its bright red flowers, our native coral honeysuckle is the perfect vine to lure hummingbirds into gardens.
- Easy to grow
- Drought tolerant
- Attracts pollinators
- Twining vine
- 10 to 20 ft.
- Vigorous, but easy to keep in check
- Will lose most of their leaves over the winter, except in frost-free areas
- Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
Heaviest flowering occurs in the spring with flushes of blooms through the summer.
How to grow
All-day sun will produce the most blooms, but plants will still flower when grown in part shade. Plant in a well-drained soil and keep watered until it gets established.
Care and maintenance
Easy to train. To get vines started, tie the stems to the structure you want it to climb. Overgrown plants can be cut back after flowering in the spring without losing next year’s flowers.
Where to plant
Train to climb up fences, pergolas, and posts. Read an article we wrote on how to build a simple structure to grow coral honeysuckle up.
When to plant
Best to plant is in the spring or fall (in the South), but if you pay attention to keeping the vines watered, they can be planted through the growing season.
When will my plant flower?
Plants purchased in spring may produce some flowers during their first growing season.
Native habitat and range
Along woodland edges from Maine to Florida.
Source and origin
Our stock plants were grown from seed collected along the edge of a dry woodland in Pender County, North Carolina.
|States||Cost per order|
|AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV||$12|
|AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI||$14|
|IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX||$16|
|CO, NE, ND, and SD||$18|
Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.When will my order be shipped?
All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. We ship on Monday and Tuesday so your plants don't get held up over the weekend. Orders placed after Sunday may (especially in spring) be shipped the following week.Can I place an order and have it shipped at a later date?
Sorry, all plants are shipped within 8 days of placing an order.How will my plants get delivered?
Most orders are shipped via UPS Ground with some smaller orders being delivered by USPS Priority Mail.Are your plants shipped in their containers?
Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.Do you guarantee your plants?
We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.
You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 15% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility.Is there a fee if I decide to cancel my order?
If you cancel an order and the plants have been pulled and prepared for packing and shipping, there is a 15% restocking fee.What about sales tax?
We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.Where can I find information about your plants?
Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.