Plant ID forum: Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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Freedombelle
Jan 28, 2015 5:15 PM CST



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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
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Freedombelle
Jan 28, 2015 5:24 PM CST
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P.S Whatever it is, no shrub, a very big tree in my yard.


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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jan 28, 2015 7:31 PM CST
It does look like Lonicera (Honeysuckle) but I'm not good at identifying. Here are some photos for comparison"

Honeysuckle (Lonicera 'Gold Flame')
Woodbine (Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina')
Pink Honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula)
Honeysuckle (Lonicera 'Pink Lemonade')
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 28, 2015 7:43 PM CST

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It is Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica) , an extremely invasive shrub/tree in eastern Nebraska.
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jan 28, 2015 7:51 PM CST
So glad Kent popped in with the exact ID. It sure is pretty ....

Sighing! it's a shame such a beautiful plant is so invasive!
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Bookworm
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Freedombelle
Jan 28, 2015 7:54 PM CST
Thanks for the replies! I live in Nebraska, and must say, I am glad it invaded this yard, it is the pride and joy of my yard because it is the only tree I have that is pretty. It is huge, very tall, and flowers a lot. We had four Mulberry bush trees we cut down, now those to me were invasive. Anyway, glad to know now what this tree is!
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 28, 2015 9:15 PM CST
The invasive nature of the plant may not be obvious in your own yard, but when birds feed they deposit the seeds elsewhere and this plant can/does threaten the native species. The fruits are mildly toxic and can cause some birds to become intoxicated. As beautiful as it is, you may consider eventually replacing it with something gentler and better for birds and other animals. Lovey dubby
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