Tatarian honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae Lonicera tatarica
Leaf:Opposite, simple, oval to ovate, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches long, entire edges, light green to blue-green and smooth above and below.
Flower:Red to pale pink (sometimes white), 3/4 to 1 inch long, tubular at the base and opening to 5 strap-like lobes, appearing in pairs in late spring.
Fruit:Juicy orange to red berry, 1/4 inch in diameter, maturing in mid summer.
Twig:Slender, slightly pubescent when young, later glabrous, grayish brown, hollow pith; opposite, short blunt buds.
Bark:Develops long shallow splits, may peel in vertical splits, grayish brown.
Form:A rounded shrub up to 12 feet tall with a dense crown of arching branches.