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Lonicera tatarica

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Description

Tatarian Honeysuckle is a non-native shrub from China that can become invasive. It is listed as a noxious weed in several states. Consider planting native shrubs.

It is a vigorous deciduous shrub that freely self-seeds. Birds and small mammals love the fruit and become the primary agents for the unwanted spread of this shrub into adjacent areas. 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Arnold Red
  • Zabelli
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#invasive#partial shade#fragrant flowers#red berries#weedy#large shrub
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Arnold Red
  • Zabelli
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#invasive#partial shade#fragrant flowers#red berries#weedy#large shrub
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lonicera
    Species:
    tatarica
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    0.25 in. red fruit from summer to fall
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Shape:
    Trumpet
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    0.7 to 1 in. pink to white trumpet-shaped flowers in late spring to early summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Bluish-green leaves are 1½-2½" long and ¾-1½" across and the undersides are pale green.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Shredding
    Bark Description:
    The bark of older branches is gray to grayish brown with narrow longitudinal ridges; with age, it becomes shaggy from shredded strips of bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy