Morrow honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae (inc. Adoxaceae) Lonicera morrowii A. Gray Listen to the Latin symbol: LOMO2 Other Fact Sheets
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
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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.
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External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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