dwarf honeysuckle
Lonicera xylosteum L.


Lonicera xylosteum is a perennial shrub that can reach 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) tall.
Leaves are opposite, elliptical, deciduous and 1-2.5 in. (2.5-6.4 cm) long.
Flowering occurs in May when white flowers develop in pairs in the axils of the leaves.
Fruits (when produced) are dark red berries that are eaten and spread by birds.
Ecological Threat
Lonicera xylosteum is native to Europe and occurs in poor, well-drained soils in full sun.


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EDDMapS Distribution

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State Regulated List

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Lonicera
Subject: Lonicera xylosteum L.


Plants - Shrub or Subshrub