All That Cute And Red May Not Be So Good

You might recall the two honeysuckle plants that I bought in June  2011. Here they are now all grown over 5 feet and last weekend I found some lovely bead like red berries.

Checked the net today & noted that:

Lonicera maackii (Amur Honeysuckle or Bush Honeysuckle) is a species of honeysuckle in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to temperate Asia in northern and western China (south to Yunnan), Mongolia, Japan (central and northern Honshū, rare), Korea, and southeastern Russia (Primorsky Krai).[1]
It is listed as an endangered species in Japan.[2][3] It has escaped from cultivation and become naturalized in New Zealand and the eastern United States; in the forests of the latter, it has become an important invasive species.[4]

The fruit is a bright red to black semi-translucent berry 2–6 mm diameter containing numerous small seeds; they ripen in autumn, and are eaten by birds, which disperse the seeds in their droppings. The red berries are mildly poisonous to humans and should not be eaten.


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