Lonicera tatarica
Tatarian Honeysuckle

 Plant Type:
 Hardiness:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
 Flowers:
White;pink (May; blooms in white to pinks, but not overwhelming in show, though somewhat fragrant)
 Foliage:
Green (Blue-green; early to leaf out in the spring; no fall color)
 Fruit:
Red (Fruits (0.25" dia.) are red and often showy, persistent; July to August)
 Ultimate Height:
10-12 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
10-12 feet
 Soil:
Widely adapted to most soils, except the very wet
 Range:
Central Asia
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves are opposite, simple, ovate (1.5-2.5" long by 1-1.5" wide), and dull blue-green. White pink, rose-red flowers borne in pairs (0.75" long).

Additional Information

Widely adapted to different soils and exposures, but avoid wet soils. Pruning of dead twigs is required periodically. Renewal pruning to a low framework every 5-8 years is helpful to maintain nice form and vigor. Russian aphid, which causes witches brooming, is a significant pest. This honeysuckle can be invasive (introduced in late 1700s).

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