Flowers and Leaves
This cloned plant was distributed historically as the Arnold Red honeysuckle. Honeysuckles are invasive and have not been distributed by phenological networks in the USA since 1987. The USA-NPN accepts observation data on these honeysuckles planted prior to 1987 (as part of the Cloned Plants Program). The USA-NPN does not promote any further planting or cultivation of this plant.
If you want to enter phenology data for Zabeli honeysuckles (Lonciera korolkowii 'Zabeli', another cloned honeysuckle distributed by previous phenology projects) use the Tatarian (Arnold Red) honeysuckle, but put "cloned L. korolkowii 'Zabeli'" in the "comments" column when you register these plants.
Tatarian honeysuckle is an erect, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub growing up to 10 feet tall. Its showy, fragrant, white to pink to red flowers has both male and female parts, are arranged along the branches, and are insect pollinated.
Tatarian honeysuckle invades open woodlands, old fields, roadsides, and other disturbed sites.
You should observe...
Here are the phenophases you should observe about this plant.
In at least 3 locations on the plant, an emerging leaf is visible. A leaf is considered "emerging" once the widest part of the newly emerging leaf has grown beyond the ends of its opening winter bud scales, but before it has fully emerged to expose the petiole (leaf stalk) or leaf base. The leaf is distinguished by its prominent midrib and veins.
|All leaves emerged
For the whole plant, the widest part of a new leaf has emerged from virtually all (95-100%) of the actively growing leaf buds.
For the whole plant, at least 5% of the flowers are open and still fresh.
For the whole plant, virtually all (95-100%) of the flowers have opened, and many of the flowers are still fresh and have not withered.
|End of flowering
For the whole plant, virtually all (95-100%) of the flowers have withered or dried up and the floral display has ended.
Gardens with this plant