dwarf honeysuckle

Dipsacales > Caprifoliaceae > Lonicera xylosteum L.

Dwarf honeysuckle 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. Dwarf honeysuckle is native to Europe and occurs in poor, well-drained soils in full sun.


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Fruit(s); Immature Fruit
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s); Mature fruit
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Foliage; Lonicera xylosteum; Emerals Mound honeysuckle
Richard Webb, Self-employed horticulurist, Bugwood.org
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