West Trumpet Honeysuckle

West Trumpet Honeysuckle-
Lonicera ciliosa
The trumpet honeysuckle is generally described as a Perennial Vine. This Dicot (dicotyledon) is native to the U.S. (United States) and has its most active growth period in the Spring . The Trumpet Honeysuckle has Green foliage and conspicuous Red flowers, with conspicuous Black fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the Late Summer, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until fall. Leaves are retained year to year. The Trumpet Honeysuckle has a Long life span relative to most other plant species and a Rapid growth rate. At maturity, the typical Trumpet Honeysuckle will reach up to 16.4 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 16.4 feet.

The Trumpet Honeysuckle is not commonly available from nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by Bare Root, Container and Seed. It has a slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have Medium vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -33°F. Trumpet Honeysuckle has Low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.