It leafs out quite early in the spring, and in North America is commonly the first deciduous shrub with foliage in March. The bark is light brown and often pubescent on young stems. Positive: On Apr 21, 2004, langbr from Lenexa, KS (Zone 6a) wrote: A deciduous shrub form of honeysuckle that flowers in late Spring. Morrow’s Honeysuckle is the most common in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Amur, Morrow, and Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.) It is important to know the variety of honeysuckle in question if berries are ingested. Stems are hollow. Bush honeysuckles are one of the first plants to green up in the spring and easily dominate this woodland understory. Lonicera morrowii, the Morrow's honeysuckle, is a deciduous honeysuckle in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to Japan, Korea, and Northeast China.It is a shrub, reaching a height of 2–2.5 m, with oblong leaves 4–6 cm long. It leafs out quite early in the spring, and in North America is commonly the first deciduous shrub with foliage in March. Morrow’s honeysuckle Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Spermatophyta Subphylum: Angiospermae Class: Dicotyledonae; Summary of Invasiveness; Lonicera morrowii is a deciduous, woody shrub, native to Japan, China and the Republic of Korea. Appearance Lonicera morrowii is a multistemmed, upright, deciduous shrub that grows up to 8 ft. (2.5 m) tall. Morrow's Honeysuckle Lonicera morrowii is naturalized in Texas and other States and is considered an invasive plant in Texas. Asian Honeysuckle (alias: Lonicera morrowii) Several species of honeysuckle found in NY are characterized as invasive. The Amur is from Japan and China, the Tartarian is from Russia and Central Asia, and the Morrow's is also from Japan. One type, Lonicera fragrantissima, is not considered poisonous. Several varieties of honeysuckle berries are toxic, including the dwarf or fly honeysuckle and the Tartarian honeysuckle. ? Poisoning symptoms include abdominal pains, diarrhea and vomiting; while the toxin has caused death in laboratory mice, no human deaths have been caused by honeysuckle berries, according to the Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility. Bell's Honeysuckle is the only 1 from Europe. Where is this info from? Morrow's Honeysuckle is one of four exotic invasive Honeysuckles to grace our landscape. Invasive honeysuckle is easy to spot, but identifying characteristics change throughout the year. Of these four, the key distinguishing characteristics of Morrow's are the combination of: flowers and fruits at the end of a long stalk, and hairy leaves, stems and bracts. Origin of Asian Bush Honeysuckles: Amur, Tartarian, Morrows & Bells (Lonicera, Maackii, Tatarica, Morrowii, Bella Zabel) These exotic Honeysuckles occur throughout Asia. Photo by Kathy Smith, OSU Extension, School of Environment and Natural Resources. Morrow's honeysuckle can survive in temperatures up to 40 F to 50 F. Can live in temps higher than this. Honeysuckle plants don't affect all wildlife. However, some poisonous plant resources, like the University of Georgia, the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, and Ohio State University, do confirm that certain honeysuckle varieties contain toxic compounds that can be … Lonicera morrowii, the Morrow's honeysuckle, is a deciduous honeysuckle in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to Japan, Korea, and Northeast China.It is a shrub, reaching a height of 2–2.5 m, with oblong leaves 4–6 cm long. Can survive in temperatures as low as -20 F to -10 F. Morrows honeysuckle can survive anywhere in the US except most southern areas like the tip of Florida, the ?? Foliage The grayish-green leaves are opposite, round, 2-3 in. (5.1-7.6 cm) long and hairy underneath. Flowers are extremely fragrant and very sweet smelling as is typical of honeysuckle. The two species of honeysuckle shrubs, planted (Morrow's (Lonicera morrowii) and Amur) (L. maackii), that cause the most frequently observed invasive problems in Missouri will be referred to collectively as bush honeysuckles.