Lonicera pileata
Common name: 
Privet Honeysuckle
Pronunciation: 
lon-ISS-er-a pi-lee-AH-ta
Family: 
Caprifoliaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub, to 3 ft (90 cm) high, low spreading, horizontal branches (more spreading than L. nitida).   Leaves opposite, simple, ovate to oblong-laceolate, 13-32 mm long, entire, tapered at base, lustrous dark green above, pale green below, (larger and more elongated than leaves of L. nitida).  Flowers small, yellowish-white, fragrant, blooms in spring.  Fruit translucent, 6 mm diam., violet-black berries.
  • Sun to part shade.  Well-drained soil.  Takes salt spray.  Readily root from cuttings.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6      Native to China.
  • pileata: cap-shaped, the fruit.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: north side of Kidder Hall.
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