This honeysuckle forms a large round-headed, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with pretty flowers & fruit. It can reach 10’ by 10’ & has attractive blue green leaves. The profuse, fragrant flowers, which occur in mid-Spring, range from white to rose-red. Following the flowers are showy red berries that can persist into the Winter. The bark is gray & somewhat peeling. Lonicera tatarica would make a good habitat shrub for birds, providing cover & food. Native to Central Asia through Southern Russia.
Note: This Lonicera is listed as invasive in CT, MA, NH, VT,WI & cannot be shipped to these states. Although it is not listed as invasive in other parts of the country, consideration should be given to its use in your area.