Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
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Morrow's Honeysuckle is a highly invasive shrub from Japan that is still rare in North Carolina, becoming more common further north.
Radford, VA 7/13/07.
Numerous bright red fruits are produced in summer.
The leaves are smaller and rounder than those of the similar Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii). Morrow's Honeysuckle tends to grow only 3-4 feet high, versus 10 feet or so for Amur Honeysuckle.
Morrow's Honeysuckle grows in abundance along the New River Trail State Park in Galax, Virginia.
Galax, VA 6/14/03.
Grayson Co., VA 5/31/2009.
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