Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
Hummingbirds sip nectar from the long tubular blooms of this showy native vine. Clusters of blooms appear in spring and continue for months. Each 1- to 2-inch flower blends coral, pink and yellow tones, fun to match with other flowers. The blue-green leaves that can clasp 360 degrees around a stem are interesting of themselves. Red berries add a late-season bonus. This woody vine is not too heavy to adorn a mailbox or light trellis in sun or light shade and average soils. Don't confuse it with invasive Japanese honeysuckle. This native beauty is earning more fans all the time.
[Maryland Cooperative Extension]