Pink flowering shrub ID

sandyslopes z5 northern UTMay 6, 2012

This is a volunteer at the top of my hill. It has fragrant pink flowers right now in the spring and is about 5 ft. tall and 5 ft. across but might still be growing. It's under taller trees so it's part day sun and then part shade. I'd like to know what it is.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

honeysuckle

under that name.. there is both a shrub and a vine.. whats that all about .. so there is probably a more specific latin name

ken

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 9:40AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

One of the Loniceras.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 12:22PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

some forms are considered invasive in UT...

and the fact that you have a GIANT volunteer.. is a good start with that deduction ...

ken

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 6:56PM
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sandyslopes z5 northern UT

Funny that honeysuckle went through my mind, but I dismissed it because I didn't know it could be a shrub, and it hasn't seemed aggressive. There's only this one plant, and it's taken about ten or so years to get to this size. And, yeah, it's very pretty so I like it :)

From Googling it does look like it's an exotic bush honeysuckle but not one that's invasive in Utah. I'm guessing it came from an ornamental in someone's yard deposited by a bird. It's not growing anywhere else that I've ever seen, so I won't worry about it with everything else I have that's truly a menace, like those Siberian Elms up above it.

Thanks so much for the ID's and sending me in the right direction!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 3:41AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

It's not growing anywhere else that I've ever seen,

==>> in bloom.. is the only time.. you will spot it as you drive around ...

its a big ugly bush 11.5 months of the year.. with no inherent architectural grace ...

if you have acreage.. its great..

if it takes up half your yard.. get rid of it ...

your choice

ken

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 4:37PM
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