History/general species info: The genus, Lonicera, is named for Adam Lonicer (1528 - 1586), a German botanist. Designated in 2014 by the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center as their “Wildflower of the Year”.
Characteristics: Evergreen twining woody vine. High-climbing. Smooth, glossy evergreen leaves with 2-4 (red outside, yellow inside) trumpet shaped flowers at the end of stems. Fruit is a red berry. Showy. Not aggressive. Good climber or ground cover.
Flower: Coral / Fruit
Planting / Care: Requires medium moisture. Fast growing in sand and tolerates clay soils. Requires light, good air circulation, and adequate drainage to prevent powdery mildew. Some structural assistance may be necessary to help it begin climbing. Flowers best when given more sun. Tolerates poor drainage for short periods.
Light requirement: Sun. Part shade
Wildlife: Hummingbirds, butterflies, bees. Fruit attracts birds and wildlife.