dwarf honeysuckle USDA PLANTS Symbol: LOXY
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Shrub or Subshrub
Lonicera xylosteum L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Dipsacales: Caprifoliaceae
Native Range: Europe to Altai (REHD); Europe, Asia (BAIL);

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.

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

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Flower(s); Lonicera xylosteum; note glandular ovary at high resolution, a key ID feature
Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Foliage; sprout; fruit
Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); Lonicera xylosteum; Emerals Mound honeysuckle
Richard Webb, Self-employed horticulurist, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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Invasive Listing Sources:
City of Ann Arbor Michigan Parks and Recreation
Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
Reichard, Sarah. 1994.  Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation