Bell's honeysuckle

Dipsacales > Caprifoliaceae > Lonicera x bella Zabel [morrowii x tatarica]
Synonym(s): showy fly honeysuckle, whitebell honesuckle, showy bush honeysuckle

Bell's honeysuckle is a hybrid between Lonicera morrowii and Lonicera tatarica. It is a bushy, perennial shrub that can reach up to 10 ft. (3 m) in height. Leaves are oval, opposite, entire and from 1-3 in. (2.5-7.6 cm) in length. Flowering occurs in the spring to early summer, when white or pink flowers develop in the axils of the leaves. Fruits are red berries that are eaten and spread by birds. Bell's honeysuckle is native to Asia and occurs along forest edges, roadsides and fields.


Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

  • Weeds of the Week - USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, Forest Health Protection

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Flower(s);
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Flower(s);
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Fruit(s);
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Feature(s); Left: L. morrowii, Center: L. x bella, Right: L. tatarica
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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Invasive Reference(s):

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  • Alabama - IPC List
  • Connecticut - Noxious Weed Law
  • Massachusetts - Noxious Weed Law
  • New Hampshire - Noxious Weed Law
  • Rhode Island - Noxious Weed Law
  • Tennessee - EPPC List
  • Tennessee - Noxious Weed Law
  • Vermont - Noxious Weed Law
  • Virginia - Invasive Alien Plant Species
  • Mid-Atlantic - EPPC List
  • Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest
  • Invasive Plant Atlas of New England


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