goldflame honeysuckle
U.S. Nativity:
Habit: Shrub or Subshrub
Lonicera x heckrottii Rehd. [Ă—americana Ă— sempervirens]

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Dipsacales: Caprifoliaceae

Lonicera x heckrottii is a deciduous vine that grows from 10-15 ft (3-4.6 m) long. It can be pruned into a shrub shape. The stems are reddish and glabrous. It is semi-evergreen in mild climates. Lonicera x heckrottii is a cross between two nonnative Lonicera species, L. sempervirens and L. americana. It is still used as a landscape plant.
The opposite blue green leaves are ovate and about 2 in (5 cm) long. Leaves are simple with entire margins.
The fragrant tubular flowers are pink on the outside and yellow on the inside. They are held in terminal whorls. Lonicera x heckrottii blooms from June through August.
Fruit are bright red berries, about 0.25 in (0.6 cm) in diameter. The seed may be spread by wildlife.
Ecological Threat
Lonicera x heckrottii prefers full sun to partial shade and rich, moist well drained soils. It can tolerate some drought. Lonicera x heckrottii is listed as invasive in Illinois.

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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
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