Lonicera xylosteum – Fly Honeysuckle (central Europe)
Habit: Normal shrub, 1-2 (3) m tall and wide, upright with horizontal, some arching twigs, medium to fast-growing.
Flowers: White after leaves shoot, light yellow when withering, sweet fragrance, May.
Fruits: Pea-size, shiny red or dark red berries, arranged in pairs, ripe in August, unpalatable to slightly poisonous.
Leaves: Very early shoots at beginning of April, not sensitive to late frost; ovoid, grey-green or bluish green, pale yellow at end of October.
Roots: Shallow, sensitive to soil compaction.
Demands: Shady to slightly shady, tolerates sun, likes warmth, frost hardy, tolerates urban pollution; wind resistant.
Soil: Moderately dry to moist, not demanding, exceptionally very acidic soil, moderately tolerant of salt.
Note: Tolerates cutting very well.
Hardiness: Zone 3