Lonicera tatarica 'Zabelii'
Zabelii Tatarian Honeysuckle

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
Red (Dark red, slightly fragrant, not overwhelming in show; May)
Green (Blue-green; early to leaf out in the spring; no fall color)
Red (Fruits (0.25" dia.) are red and often showy, persistent; July to August)
 Ultimate Height:
10-12 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
10-12 feet
Widely adapted to most soils, except the very wet
Cultivated origin
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves are opposite, simple, ovate (1.5-2.5" long by 1-1.5" wide), and dull blue-green. Dark 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).

1 Lonicera tatarica 'Zabelii' found

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