As with so many ornamental plants, there are good, native versions of the invasive ones that may be pretty but are highly detrimental to our environment. One perfect example is the Trumpet Honeysuckle.
Our native Lonicera sempervirens has the same vining characteristics as the Janpanese honeysuckle, along with gorgeous coral colored, trumpet-shaped flowers, but without the invasive nature.
Trumpet Honeysuckle is a favorite of hummingbirds and will provide the best show of flowers if planted in full sun. This high impact vine will produce colorful blossoms in the early spring which will continue through the summer, changing to yellow and red berries in the fall. You'll have happy birds visiting these berries for an autumn snack.
Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet honeysuckle)
SIZE AND POT INFORMATION:
More details coming in May
type: vine sun needs: full sun, part sun/part shade water needs: average, moist height: 15'-20' plant spacing: 3' distance bloom time: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October bloom color: red