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Bush Honeysuckle, Tatarian Honeysuckle
Lonicera tatarica 'Rosea'

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lonicera (luh-NIS-er-a) (Info)
Species: tatarica (tat-TAR-ee-ka) (Info)
Cultivar: Rosea

Category:

Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Chartreuse/Yellow

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

West Brookfield, Massachusetts

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Apr 2, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Dirr calls this "essentially an outmoded plant...the Edsel of deciduous shrubs" and "a terrible weed."

Who would want to grow a bush honeysuckle without fragrant flowers? The flowers of this species are small and have no fragrance. Most descriptions exaggerate their ornamental value. If you want a highly fragrant bush honeysuckle, get L. fragrantissima.

This is a sprawling, straggly, rampant growing bush that quickly fills with dead wood. It requires a great deal of heavy pruning to keep it looking respectable, even if it escapes the Russian aphid.

The gang-of-four Asian shrub honeysuckles that are widely invasive in North America (L. maackii, L. tatarica, L. x bella, and L. morrowii) are dowdy shrubs without fragrance. They come with a host of ... read more

Negative

On May 22, 2008, nonillion from West Brookfield, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Considered aggressively invasive in Massachusetts, prohibited from sale. Too bad, it's pretty at our new (to us) house but will take it down.