Morrow honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae (inc. Adoxaceae) Lonicera
morrowii A. Gray symbol: LOMO2
Leaf: Opposite, simple, oval to ovate, 1 to 2 1/2 inches long, blue-green above and paler, pubescent below.
Flower: White, changing to yellow, 3/4 to 1 inch in length, petal lobes even spaced around mouth of tube, very fragrant, appearing in mid-spring before Amur honeysuckle.
Fruit: Juicy red berry, 1/4 inch in diameter, appearing in summer.
Twig: Slender, hollow pith, pubescent when young, later glabrous, grayish brown; opposite, short blunt buds.
Bark: Develops long shallow splits, somewhat scaly, grayish brown.
Form: An erect shrub, multi-stemmed shrub which forms a wide, round crown, up to 8 feet tall and wide.
Looks like: Amur honeysuckle - American fly honeysuckle - Belle's honeysuckle - Tatarian honeysuckle
Additional Range Information: Lonicera morrowii is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and may seed into the landscape. See states reporting Morrow honeysuckle.
More Information: Fall Color
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2017 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson