Lonicera maackii
Amur Honeysuckle

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
Cream (White changing to creamy yellow in May; borne in leaf axils)
Green (Summer foliage; no appreciable fall color)
Red (Interesting dark red berries ripen in October; attractive to birds, who then spread the seeds)
 Ultimate Height:
12-15 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
12-15 feet
Widely adapted to different soils
Manchuria, Korea
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Opposite, simple, entire leaves are 2-3" long and 0.5-1.5" wide, darker on top and lighter below. Leaf tops and bottoms have pubescent veins. Generally, 2 glossy red fruits emerge at the base of each leaf. Stems are gray and more pubescent when young.

Additional Information

Widely adaptable to different soils and exposures. Can be trained into a small patio tree. Suckers freely, requiring pruning in intensive situations. Seeds, carried by birds, germinate freely, and weed seedlings result. High shade tolerance contributes greatly to its highly invasive character. Perhaps the worst woody weed in the Midwestern and Northwestern US.

When Lonicera maackii has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University





2 Lonicera maackii found

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