Tatarian honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae Lonicera
|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.
Looks like: Belle's honeysuckle
- Morrow honeysuckle
- Amur honeysuckle
- American fly honeysuckle
| Additional Range Information:
Lonicera tatarica is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and may seed
into the landscape. See
states reporting Tatarian honeysuckle.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson