Lonicera fragrantissima winter honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae LOFR*; Bx, br, pb;

 

Lonicera fragrantissima.© Gary P. Fleming. 2014.Virginia Botanical Associates, Blacksburg. www.vaplantatlas.org. (Accessed 5/2014).

Lonicera fragrantissima.© Gary P. Fleming. 2014.Virginia Botanical Associates, Blacksburg. www.vaplantatlas.org. (Accessed 5/2014).

Lonicera fragrantissima is a shrub to about 3 m tall, twigs slender, smooth, tangled. 

Leaves opposite, semi-evergreen, stalks very short, blade, dark green above, pale gray-green below, rounded, 3-7 cm long, tip pointed, margin finely fringed, stays green into late fall, leafs out early. 

Flowers whitish, small, bilaterally symmetrical, lemon-scented, fragrant, small, March-April. 

Fruit dark red, fused berries, about 0.6 cm each, under foliage, April-June. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: China. 

Habitat: Escaped from cultivation, landfill edge.