Shrub Honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.)

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Shrub Honeysuckle
Shrub; up to 8’ tall. Common in forests along rivers and streams and along edges. Introduced as an ornamental.
Identification:

  • Flowers are pink, or white and fading to yellow.
  • Flowers May-early June.
  • Fruit are red and round in shape.
  • Stems are hollow.
The Problem:
Fruit eaten and dispersed primarily by birds. Plants create extensive, dense colonies, displacing native understory shrubs.