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Lonicera sempervirens 'Alabama Crimson'

Alabama Crimson trumpet honeysuckle

One of several native species of honeysuckle in North America, trumpet honeysuckle is certainly the most attractive to hummingbirds, with slender, typically bright red blooms. For cultivated forms of this twining vine, including 'Alabama Crimson,' flowering begins in late spring and continues sporadically throughout the summer, concluding with long-lasting berries in terminal clusters. 'Alabama Crimson' differs from the wild-type species due to is color and repetitive blooming habit. Plant in full sun and support new stems by weaving them through a trellis or other structure for the best display.

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Height: 3-15 ft
Spread: 3-6 ft
Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Bloom Color: Red

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Bees
Attracts Butterflies
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Urban Environment
Compaction Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Landscape Use
Attractive Fall Foliage and/or Ornamental Fruit
Orange to Yellow Fruit
Red Fruit

North American Distribution

Alabama Crimson trumpet honeysuckle - Lonicera sempervirens 'Alabama Crimson' from Native Plant Trust