Lonicera morrowii is a shrub to 2 m tall and as wide, forming a tangled mound of branches, young twigs softly hairy, older stems hollow, buds gray, densely hairy.
Leaves opposite, stalk 0.2-0.4 cm, densely hairy, blade 3- 5 cm long, elliptic to egg-shaped, tip barely pointed to rounded with a short abrupt point, base rounded, slightly hairy above, softly hairy below, dull gray-green.
Flowers cream-white, becoming yellow, irregular, tubular, 1.5 cm long, hairy outside, in pairs, flowers stalks much longer than leaf stalks 0.5-1.5 cm (Rehder 1986); blooms May.
Fruit fleshy, bright red, translucent, 0.5 cm, stalk (peduncle) less than 1.5 cm long (Personal communication S. Glenn); ripens July-Aug.
Wetland status: FACU.
Frequency in NYC: Infrequent.
Habitat: Escaped from cultivation.
Notes: Very similar to L. tatarica and L. maackii.