Amur Honeysuckle – Lonicera maackii

Amur Honeysuckle
Amur Honeysuckle

This honeysuckle is imported from the Amur River (the worlds eighth largest river) region of southeast Russia, hence the common name. This river forms the border between the Russian Far East and Manchuria in China. L. maackii is native to the area surrounding this river.

Amur Honeysuckle was first introduced To North America around 1855. It was used as an ornamental and for wildlife food and cover. It is invasive, having escaped cultivation and is banned or prohibited in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

At this time no reference can be found for this plants use as human food or medicine!


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mike on June 19, 2012 at 2:08 am

    i have this one also mixed in with all the honeysuckle bushes in the front yard both of these if you ever cut them down to the ground they will start to come back but grows shorter then before you cut them but do cut them because they take over so badly and i have not tried the red berries yet but i probably will sometime this year i bet their bitter tasting it kind of looks like autumn-olive’s with out the spots


  2. Posted by Mike on June 19, 2012 at 2:14 am

    this one here is all over in Indiana just like the honeysuckle bush is on the south
    and on the north side of town all over in the woods the finches must like them pretty damn good


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