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Species: Lonicera xylosteum

(lon-iss'er-ah zye-los'tee-um)

Lonicera xylosteum

European Fly Honeysuckle

Found on Course Walks

Native and Invasive Plants

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Cultivars

'Claveyi', 'Emerald Mound', 'Miniglobe'

Ornamental Characteristics

Shrub 4 to 8 feet, Shrub < 4 feet

6 to 8' height - 10-12' spread species

Deciduous

Round, can be used as a hedge

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun, Part shade

3b

Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil (pH 5.0 to 8.0)

Yellowish white flowers (inconsicuous), shiny, beadlike dark red berries, deep green foliage sometimes looks blue.

Occasionally saturated or very wet soil; Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

Resistant to Honey Suckle aphid

Bare Root Transplanting


Other

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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