Also known as: Trumpet Honeysuckle, Alabama Crimson Honeysuckle
Spectacular fragrant vine for the hummingbirds!
‘Alabama Crimson’ is a crimson-flowered cultivar that typically grows 10-20’ long. It is noted for its dark blue-green leaves, tubular crimson flowers and red berries. The bright crimson flowers (to 2” long) in terminal whorls bloom primarily from May to June, with some sporadic additional bloom until fall. Inedible red berries form in late summer to early fall and can be ornamentally attractive. Oval to obviate leaves (to 3” long) are dark blue-green.
Prune as needed immediately after flowering.
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Light: Full Sun best for abundant blooms
Mature Growth: 10 feet high – 20 feet wide
Soil: Average, fertile, humus, well drained
Blooms: Spring & Fall
Wildlife: Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and bees
Plant Size when available: 1 gallon .