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Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) 1G

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Coral Honeysuckle: A Garden's Crown Jewel 🌿🌺

Introducing the Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

Awaken the senses with this botanical masterpiece. As a standout in gardens across the country, the Coral Honeysuckle beckons pollinators with its fiery-red blooms and fills spaces with an aura of nature's charm. Perfect for both avid gardeners and budding enthusiasts.

Snapshot of This Garden Gem 📸

  • Shipped Size: Healthy live plant in a 1-gallon pot, ready to grace your space.
  • Mature Height: Majestically reaches between 8-10 feet.
  • Lighting Love: Thrives in full sun but is understanding of shade.
  • Soil Spectrum: Adapts to a broad range, with a liking for alkaline.
  • Zonal Zeal: Perfectly suited for hardiness zones 9-11.

Nature's Showstopper:

Its vibrant tubular blooms remain an unyielding spectacle from summer through fall, eventually giving way to bright red berries. With smooth, semi-evergreen leaves, it brings a touch of eternal spring to your garden, climbing with grace and elegance.

Traditional & Folk Uses of Coral Honeysuckle

  1. Medicinal Uses:
    • Native American Traditions: Various Native American tribes have historically utilized parts of the Coral Honeysuckle for medicinal purposes. They brewed teas from its leaves to treat various ailments like sore throats, coughs, and infections.
    • Early Settlers: European settlers who came to America learned of the plant's medicinal value from Native Americans and integrated it into their own folk remedies. The sweet nectar from its flowers was also sometimes used to soothe children's sore throats or to induce vomiting when necessary.
  2. Spiritual & Symbolic Significance:
    • Harbingers of Love: In some Native American cultures, Coral Honeysuckle was believed to serve as a love charm or an instrument to get the attention of a loved one. Young men and women sometimes exchanged the blossoms or kept them as tokens.
    • Protector from Evil: Some tribes believed the plant could ward off evil spirits or negative energies, placing them at the entrances of their homes or wearing parts of it as protective amulets.
  3. Culinary Uses:
    • Sweet Nectar: The tubular flowers of the Coral Honeysuckle contain a sweet nectar. Children, and even adults, often enjoyed sucking the nectar from the base of the flower, a pastime delight that has been passed down through generations.
    • Berry Consumption: Although the berries of the Coral Honeysuckle are generally considered inedible and can be mildly toxic if consumed in large quantities, some native tribes have been known to use them sparingly as flavor enhancers or colorants.
  4. Utility:
    • Natural Rope: The twining vines of the Coral Honeysuckle were sometimes used by Native Americans as binders or to produce rudimentary ropes or baskets. The strong, pliable nature of the vines made them suitable for such purposes.

While the Coral Honeysuckle is primarily recognized for its ornamental beauty in modern times, understanding its deep-rooted history and traditional uses adds layers of appreciation for this remarkable plant. It's a testament to the relationship between plants and people, how nature provides, and how cultures find diverse ways to integrate plants into their daily lives.

GreenDreams Gardener's Guide 🌱

  1. Where to Plant: Ideal for trellises, fences, or arbors.
  2. Planting: Ensure well-drained soil and a sunny to partially shaded location.
  3. Care: Water regularly but avoid over-watering. Occasional pruning can keep it tidy.
  4. Indoor Care: Not best suited for indoors but can be container-grown on sunny patios.

Perfect For:

  • Butterfly and hummingbird enthusiasts 🦋
  • Gardeners seeking low maintenance, high impact plants
  • Those looking to add vertical beauty to their landscape

Maybe Not Ideal For:

  • Indoor-only plant parents 🏢
  • Those seeking strong medicinal or edible plants

Why Choose GreenDreams?

Join the GreenDreams family, where quality meets passion. Offering a vast collection from the subtropical world, we're your go-to for eclectic, organic gems. Shipping across the continental US, we're planting dreams, one garden at a time.

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Inventory for our online store is located at a separate facility and are priced and handled exclusively for packaging & shipping.
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1. Shipping Stress: Transportation can be stressful for plants, particularly when they spend several days in a confined, dark environment. It’s common for plants to experience leaf drop during this period. Rest assured, most plants typically recover quickly and thrive with minimal aftercare. However, some may need extra attention, love, and care, requiring appropriate watering and exposure to gentle light post-unboxing.

2. Potential Physical Damage: Despite our dedicated efforts to ensure that your plants are securely packaged, they may incur damage during shipping and handling by UPS. Rest assured, our shipping team is committed to packing your selections with utmost care and precision to minimize any potential harm.

  • For significant box damage, please reach out to UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.

  • For minor damages, such as a broken branch or stem, we advise allowing the plant time to recover and regenerate with proper care and attention.

3. Long-Distance Shipping Considerations: Orders shipped over long distances, particularly to the western US, may take 3 - 5 business days to arrive due to various factors, including agricultural inspections in Arizona, California, and Texas. Such extended transit times can be particularly challenging for tender, young plants, affecting their quality due to prolonged confinement.

  • We take additional measures during packaging to facilitate a swift recovery of the plants upon unboxing.

  • Initial extra care and attention might be required over the first few weeks post-transport.

For further guidance, kindly review our detailed policies on returns and refunds, as well as our comprehensive plant care guide. We appreciate your understanding and patience in nurturing your new plants.


🌿 Important Shipping Information

Please take a moment to review our shipping protocols designed to ensure your plants arrive in optimal condition.

  • Countdown Clock: At the top of our online store, you'll notice a countdown clock. This tool helps communicate our weekly shipping schedule, providing clarity on when you can expect your orders to be dispatched.

  • Shipping Schedule: Our nursery, located in the heart of Central Florida, ships orders once weekly, every Monday. This is a strategic decision to prevent packages from being stationary over the weekends, ensuring that our plants travel as swiftly as possible across the country, even reaching as far as California.

  • Shipping Method: At present, we offer ground shipping rates to meet various needs while maintaining the well-being of our plants during transit.

  • Our Dedicated Team: We are a boutique nursery with a passionate team. Our members wear many hats, contributing to shipping, nursery operations, and engaging in valuable local projects. As we blossom and expand, rest assured that enhancing and streamlining our processes remains a priority to serve you better




Terms and Conditions for Purchasing Live Plants


1. Understanding of Shipping Stress

By purchasing live plants from our store, the customer acknowledges that transportation can be stressful for plants. It is common for plants to undergo leaf drop or experience other temporary issues during shipping. However, it is understood that most plants recover quickly with adequate care and attention post-shipping.

2. Awareness of Potential Physical Damage

Customers acknowledge that despite our best efforts in packaging, there may be occurrences of damage during shipping and handling. For substantial damages to the package, customers agree to contact UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.

3. Acknowledgement of Long-Distance Shipping Considerations

Customers recognize that shipments, especially those directed to the western US, may be subjected to longer shipping durations of 3-5 business days. Customers agree to provide necessary care to the plants, recognizing that the quality of the plants may be affected due to prolonged shipping times.

4. Agreement with Shipping Information and Schedule

Customers, by making a purchase, have reviewed and agreed upon our shipping protocols and schedules. They acknowledge the presence of a countdown clock on the website and our once-weekly shipping policy every Monday, recognizing the rationale behind avoiding weekend layovers for the plants.

5.Extreme Weather Conditions

Customers acknowledge that our store is not responsible for damage or loss of live plants due to extreme weather conditions during transit and delivery. This includes exposure to cold or freezing temperatures during the winter months and extreme heat during the summer. We provide tracking information when orders are processed every Monday to ensure customers are aware of the delivery schedule. It is the customer's responsibility to prevent packages from being left outside in conditions that may cause damage. Our store does not accept responsibility for any adverse effects caused by weather conditions beyond our control.

6. No Refund Policy

Customers agree that refunds are only processed under exceptional circumstances. Our store will not be held responsible for poor plant choices relative to location suitability, extreme conditions during and/or post-shipment, and improper post-purchase plant care.

7. Responsibility of Care

Upon purchase, customers agree to assume full responsibility for the ongoing care of the plants. This includes, but is not limited to, appropriate watering, exposure to suitable light, and adherence to specific care instructions pertinent to each plant type.

8. Consent

By proceeding with this purchase, customers consent to all the terms and conditions stated above, confirming understanding and agreement to all stipulations mentioned.

These terms and conditions aim to ensure clarity, mutual understanding, and agreement between the seller and the customer to facilitate a smooth transaction and foster a positive customer experience.

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