Lonicera tatarica--Tatarian Honeysuckle

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Lonicera tatarica--Tatarian Honeysuckle

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Tatarian honeysuckle is a tolerant, reliable shrub with good flowering and fruiting habits. It grows in sun or partial shade and any garden soil. Transplanting is easy and the growth rate rapid. The fragrant pink, red or white flowers are produced in midspring. The red, orange or yellow fruit is most ornamental during the summer. Fruit and flower colors vary with the cultivar. The plant grows 10 to 12 feet tall and spreads 10 to 12 feet.

Several cultivars are listed but few are readily available. Cultivars include: 'alba'--white flowers; 'Arnold Red'--dark red flowers; 'grandiflora'--large, profuse flowers; 'leroyana'--dwarf, produces few flowers, 'lutea'--pink flowers, yellow fruits; 'Morden Orange'--pale pink flowers, orange fruits; 'nana'--pink flowers, dwarf habit, 'parvifolia'--white flowers; 'rosea'--pink flowers; 'sibirica'--deep pink flowers, 'virgialis'--large, rose pink, flowers; 'zabelii'--red flowers.

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