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Morrow Honeysuckle*

Lonicera morrowii

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Morrow Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Morrow Honeysuckle flowers

Morrow Honeysuckle flowers

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Morrow Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Morrow Honeysuckle in bloom

Morrow Honeysuckle in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  7 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Description:

A rounded, dense shrub featuring attractive yellow-white flowers in spring followed by bright red berries; compact size and habit makes it ideal for specimen and garden use; resistant to aphids

Ornamental Features

Morrow Honeysuckle is covered in stunning creamy white flowers with yellow anthers along the branches in mid spring. It features an abundance of magnificent red berries from mid summer to early fall. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Morrow Honeysuckle is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Morrow Honeysuckle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Morrow Honeysuckle will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features