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Lonicera ciliosa - Orange Honeysuckle, Western Trumpet Honeysuckle

Lonicera ciliosa twines into surrounding shrubbery and trees to 30 feet or if browsed or tip pruned can grow as a medium to large shrub to 8 feet. Lonicera ciliosa is native to the Mountains of the Western US and does best in a modestly moist environment. The spring flowers are brilliant orange and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Orange Honeysuckle grows well in clay soils. The Western Trumpet Honeysuckle grows in a partly sunny to shady section of the garden. The translucent berries go from yellow to red during the fall and are great for attracting birds to your garden. Lonicera ciliosa is Winter hardy at least into the low teens and likely below. You can enjoy the Chaparral Honeysuckle in your Butterfly Garden with the Gulf Frittilary, Variable Checkerspot, and Western Tiger Swallowtail stopping in for nectar.

Lonicera ciliosa, Orange Honeysuckle, Western Trumpet Honeysuckle

orange flowers of Lonicera ciliosa - Orange Honeysuckle, Western Trumpet Honeysuckle. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants from the genus Lonicera featured on this site:
Lonicera ciliosa * Orange Honeysuckle, Western Trumpet Honeysuckle
Lonicera involucrata * Twinberry
Lonicera japonica * Japanese Honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica purpurea * Purple Leaf Japanese Honeysuckle
Lonicera subspicata denudata * Chaparral Honeysuckle