World Plants Logo

search the world

Woody > Lonicera > Lonicera morrowii > Lonicera morrowii

Lonicera morrowii


Morrow's Honeysuckle




Origin:  Native to Japan, Korea, and northeast China.
Family
Caprifoliaceae
Genus
Lonicera
Species
morrowii
Category
Woody
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 7
Canadian Hardiness Zone
1a - 7a
RHS Hardiness Zone
H7 - H5
Temperature (°C)
(-37) - (-12)
Temperature (°F)
(-35) - 10
Height
2-3 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
MayJune
General Description
Considered an invasive plant in the United States of America, as it spreads rapidly from animals dispersing its seeds. However, it is commonly used as an ornamental plant due to its ornate flowers.
Landscape
Woodland gardens.
Cultivation
Easily grown, tolerant of any fertile soil, prefers moist soil with full sun.
Shape
Upright, rounded crown.
Habitat
Wetland margins, floodplains and forests.
Bark/Stem Description
Hallow stems, light brown in colour.
Leaf Description
Opposite, oblong to narrowly elliptic, round with a hairy underside, 2.5-6.3 cm in length and greyish-green in colour.
Flower Description
Fragrant, paired flowers, white in colour however, fade to yellow as they age, 1.25 cm in length.
Fruit Description
Round red berries, 6 mm in diameter.
Propagation
Seeds should be sown as soon as they are ripe in a cold frame, once large enough, prick and place into individual pots, growing in a greenhouse for their first winter. Plant in permanent positions in late spring or early summer.
goToTop
top