General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 10 - 20 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 6 feet
Leaves: Other: Dark blue-green
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Orange-red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: May to June, with sporadic additional bloom occurring thereafter throughout the Summer into Fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Fruit is poisonous
Other: The berries are mildly toxic
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Coral Honeysuckle
  • Trumpet Honeysuckle

  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on May 30, 2020 7:16 AM concerning plant:
    This is a fairy common cultivar. It was first offered by Holbrook Farm and Nursery in North Carolina. It has good leaf disease resistance, as the species and a number of cultivars and hybrids can be picked on by leaf spot disease or mildew and drop foliage in late summer. The premature leaf dropping is more common in the more humid, warmer regions of the Southeast US than farther north.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 30, 2013 6:04 PM concerning plant:
    I have Blanche Sandman honeysuckle growing over an arch at the far end of my garage. It looks simply stunning. Blanche Sandman is one of the trumpet honeysuckles. As with all trumpet honeysuckles, it has no scent.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Apr 23, 2013 2:40 AM concerning plant:

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