Belle's honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae Lonicera
xbella Zabel (morrowii x tatarica)
|Leaf: Opposite, simple, oval to ovate, 1 to 2 1/2 inches long, light green to blue-green above, slightly pubescent below.
Flower: White to pink, fading to yellow, 3/4 to 1 inch long, on a long flower stalk, appear in late spring.
Fruit: Juicy red berry, 1/4 inch in diameter, maturing in mid summer.
Twig: Slender, slightly pubescent when young, later glabrous, grayish brown, hollow pith; ppposite, short blunt buds.
Bark: Develops long shallow splits, somewhat scaly, grayish brown.
Form: A shrub up to 15 feet with a dense crown of arching branches.
Looks like: Morrow honeysuckle
- Amur honeysuckle
- American fly honeysuckle
- Tatarian honeysuckle
| Additional Range Information:
Lonicera xbella is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and may seed
into the landscape. See
states reporting Belle's honeysuckle.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson