This mounding vine explodes into bloom in late May with clouds of fragrant, tube-shaped, deep red flowers to attract a crowd of butterflies, native bees and hummingbirds. Bright red fruit forms in summer to the delight of countless birds and its clean foliage and long bloom are prized by humans.
North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery.
Twining habit is perfect for a trellis or fence
Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies love its nectar
Birds love its berries and nest in its foliage
A light trim as flowers wane produces more blooms
Drought tolerant once established
fences, roadsides or open woods from Connecticut west to Iowa and Oklahoma and south to Alabama and Florida.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Hummingbirds, like all birds, have virtually no sense of smell. The flowers that attract them tend to have little fragrance but instead tend to direct their resources toward high visibility and high nectar content to keep pollinators happy.
Honeysuckle likes light, good air circulation, and adequate drainage. Some structural assistance is necessary to help it begin climbing. Flowers best when given full sun.