Amur honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae Lonicera
maackii (Rupr.) Herder
|Leaf: Opposite, simple, ovate, 2 to 3 inches long, entire margin, acuminate tip; green above, paler and slightly fuzzy below.
Flower: Species is monoecious; white changing to yellow, 3/4 to 1 inch in length, 4 upper petal lobes fused, very fragrant, appearing in late spring.
Fruit: Juicy red berry, 1/4 inch in diameter, appearing in late summer often in great abundance, persists into the winter.
Twig: Slender, glabrous, grayish brown, hollow pith but solid brown at the nodes; opposite, small pointed, light brown buds.
Bark: Develops long, deep fissures, somewhat scaly ridges, grayish brown.
Form: An erect shrub, multi-stemmed, branches often arching, up to 20 feet tall, 15 foot spread.
Looks like: Morrow honeysuckle
- American fly honeysuckle
- Belle's honeysuckle
- Tatarian honeysuckle
| Additional Range Information:
Lonicera maackii is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and may seed
into the landscape. See
states reporting Amur honeysuckle.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson