Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Amur Honeysuckle
Lonicera maackii

Amur Honeysuckle fruit
Amur Honeysuckle fruit
 
Features
Fragrant flowers, white turning to yellow, later spring to mid-summer; deep green leaves that remain green well into autumn; bright red berries in autumn. 
 
Culture
Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soils are best; but tolerates dry sites; tolerates alkaline soil. 
 
Cultivars
 
 
Mature Height
12-15 Feet
 
Size
Large
 
 
Mature Width
12-15 Feet
 
Mature Form
Irregular, spreading, often leggy with age. 
 
Native To:
Asia 
 
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 8 
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
 
 
Tolerance
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Wind
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
 
Uses
Screen
 
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
 
Fall Foliage Color
Green
 
 
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Aphids, plant hoppers,scale, leaf spots and powdery mildew. These problems seldom become serious. This species can be extremely weedy. Birds eat the fruit and spread them. All honeysuckle shrubs require annual pruning to keep them in good shape and at a good size. They can tolerate very heavy pruning.
 
Additional Notes

 

 
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