Lonicera korolkowii
Blueleaf Honeysuckle

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
Pink (Rose-pink flowers (0.66" long) in pairs in the leaf axils; late spring)
Blue (Blue-green summer foliage; no appreciable fall color)
Red (Small, round bright red berries, maturing mid to late summer)
 Ultimate Height:
6-10 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
6-10 feet
Adapts to various soil conditions
Soviet Central Asia
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves (0.75-1.25" long by 0.5-1" wide) opposite, simple, ovate to elliptical, and pubescent on upper and lower surfaces, with entire margins.

Additional Information

The Blueleaf Honeysuckle is an irregularly loose, open, and arching shrub. Attractive pink flowers appear in the leaf axils in late spring and are followed by bright red fruits that mature in mid to late summer. This plant is rare in the trade and quite difficult to establish. Transplant balled-and-burlapped or container-grown. Rejuvenate periodically by cutting back 6-12" from the ground. Like nearly all honeysuckles, this plant can be invasive in environments that it is well-adapted to.

1 Lonicera korolkowii found

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