Lonicera sempervirens 'Magnifica'Item #5920 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
An excellent fast-growing vine to cover a fence, arbor or trellis. Showy trumpet-shaped, orange-scarlet flowers bloom continually throughout summer and well into fall. Semi-evergreen to deciduous in colder climates; evergreen in warm winter regions.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Twining stems quickly reach 10 to 20 ft. tall, with support.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lon-ISS-er-a sem-per-VEYE-renzPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:2 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Twining stems quickly reach 10 to 20 ft. tall, with support.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring into FallFlower color:RedDesign IdeasThe coral-red flowers are very showy when cascading off wood fences, twining up lattice and shrouding unsightly wire field fencing or chain link. Perfect in the woodland garden, where it can gracefully climb into trees, living or not. Particularly nice when allowed to cascade off concrete block or railroad tie retaining walls. If left to sprawl, it will behave a lot like groundcover on slopes and embankments.Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Bee Balm (Monarda); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Aster (Aster)
- CareCare InformationEasily grown in average, well-drained soils. Best flowering occurs with full sun exposure. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. Climbs by twining; will not hurt wood. Prune annually to control size; will recover from heavy pruning within a single season.Pruning time: late winter or early spring..Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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