|Leaf: Opposite, simple, ovate to elliptical, long pointed, 2 to 4 inches long, serrated margin, green above, slightly paler below.
Flower: Yellow to red, tube-like with spreading petals, 1/2 inch across, appearing in early summer.
Fruit: A dry, long-pointed, vase-shaped capsule, tips flare out into thin hairs.
Twig: Slender, ridged or lined, scales present at twig base, greenish red turning light brown, buds small.
Bark: Gray to light reddish brown, finely shreddy with age.
Form: Low shrub (to 4 feet) with a densely sprawling habit that forms mounds.
Looks like: Amur honeysuckle
- American fly honeysuckle
- silky dogwood
- red-osier dogwood