**Shrub ID -- little pink Spring flowers, berries in Fall

Discussion in 'Plant ID' started by daisybeans, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. daisybeans

    daisybeans Hardy Maple

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    We always called this a Zebelia bush... but I can't find any info about a shrub by that name. Someone has also called it by a common name, Honeysuckle bush... It gets these little pink flowers in the Spring and then some berries in the Fall that the birds love. It's about 5' x 4'.

    Anybody recognize it?

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  2. kaseylib

    kaseylib Young Pine

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    Definitely looks like a honeysuckle (Lonicera), not positive on the species or cultivar though. The hummers love them!
     
  3. Palustris

    Palustris In Flower

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    Lonicera of the shrubby type rather than the climbing ones. There are quite a few, possibly Lonicera tatarica Zabelii, hence your name for it.
     
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    daisybeans Hardy Maple

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    Thanks guys! That is it -- mystery solved.
     
  5. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I just love those shrubs! I dug one up from the ditch last spring and moved it to my yard. I hope it blooms this year :)
     
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    daisybeans Hardy Maple

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    It is pretty carefree. It gets a little scraggly looking but you can prune it way down and it will quickly grow back up just so pretty! I remember helping to plant it as a kid, maybe I was 9 or 10. It is one of the few plants my mom actually "bought" at a nursery and I remember clearly the nursery guy telling use that it would attract birds and hummers, so that is why we picked it. It's neat that you got a bush from a ditch, Netty -- we used to dig stuff out of the woods and bring home to plant in the yard. We'd get plants from all kinds of places. I'll bet yours will bloom. I hope it does!