What is this tree?

freedombelle2001(5)May 10, 2014

What is this pretty tree? We just moved this fall and now that it is spring I get to see what I have in my yard. This tree is so pretty with tons of pink flowers, sadly there is a giant pine type tree blocks my view, I have to walk around it to see my tree!

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

honeysuckle ... the bush/shrub type ...

kind of a weed ... when not where you want it ...

i prefer the vining honeysuckle ...


    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 12:59PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Lonicera tatarica - bush honeysuckle, as Ken said.

Here is a link that might be useful: Invasive Lonicera

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 2:35PM
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I took a much better close up to ask if you are in still in opinion it is Honey Suckle....I only question it because I thought Honey Suckle has a scent and not petal shape flowers. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 4:07PM
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Yes it is non-native shrub honeysuckle that in some places is very invasive.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 10:25PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

If you follow the link given you will see pictures of flowers like yours. Honeysuckles are Lonicera species and they come in bush and vine form, scented and unscented.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 2:07PM
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Thank you everyone, I know know for sure exactly what it is.
Although bad things are said about it it is the prettiest tree in my yard. And directly behind it on the other side of the fence in my neighbor`s yard are Lilac Trees, so seems they all are thriving very well near each other.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 2:15PM
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arbordave (SE MI)

L. tatarica is considered invasive (in fact its sale may be outlawed in a few NE states), but in my observation it's not as bad as European buckthorn or autumn-olive or Amur honeysuckle. It doesn't seem to choke out native vegetation like those species do. It is naturalized and common in my area, including my back yard. I've removed many of the plants in my yard, but saved some that had nicer pink flowers and seemed to be more resistant to honeysuckle aphid. A few nurseries in my area still sell aphid-resistant cultivars like Arnold Red, Honeyrose, and Freedom.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 3:00PM
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