white honeysuckle bush – lonicera

10 Oct

I’ve never had much use for white honeysuckle bushes. They pop up everywhere; I try to get to them as early as possible when seedlings can be pulled up and not have to be dug. They grow very quickly and can easily take over an area. Their white flowers in spring are pretty and very fragrant, but they only last a few days before they fade to a dirty yellow color. In fact, there’s only one that I leave alone and that’s a large one that grows behind a wooden bench on the west side of the back yard. These red berries show why I keep it here. The cluster of berries that form all along each branch will last for a time after the leaves have all fallen and will look even prettier than the bush in full flower.
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One Response to “white honeysuckle bush – lonicera”

  1. greenlightlady October 12, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    The berries are beautiful!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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