Tatarian honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae Lonicera tatarica L. Listen to the Latin symbol: LOTA Other Fact Sheets
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
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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:
USDAFS Additional Silvics
USDA Plants Database
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