Trumpet Honeysuckle - Lonicera sempervirens
Native to USA
State distribution (USDA): AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV
One of the best overall options when it comes to attracting birds, Trumpet Honeysuckle is a flowering deciduous vine that grows between 8 to 15 feet in height. Trumpet Honeysuckle bloom clusters of trumpet-shaped, scarlet-colored flowers from May through July. The flowers may be the all-time favorite of the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird and are also quite attractive to the occasional nectar-consuming Baltimore Oriole. Of course, the flowers are also frequently visited by insects, which will by themselves attract insectivorous birds. In late summer to early fall Trumpet Honeysuckle will produce small red berries, which are also attractive to birds, including the Cedar Waxwing and American Robin. Trumpet Honeysuckle is highly recommended for anyone serious about attracting birds.