Lonicera maackii

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 Lonicera maackii subsp. var.  
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Lonicera maackii, Maxim. Fig. 2203. Upright shrub, to 15 ft.: branchlets short-pubescent: lvs.elliptic-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, dark green above, paler beneath, usually only pubescent on the veins on both sides, 2-3 ½ in. long: peduncles shorter than petioles; bractlets half as long or as long as ovary; calyx distinctly Smoothed, nearly as long as ovary; corolla ¾ in. long, white, fading to yellowish, glabrous outside, fragrant, upper lip upright, divided to the middle or below, tube short, not gibbous; stamens usually only half as long as limb: fr. dark red. June; fr. in Sept.- Nov. N.E. Asia to Cent. Japan. Gt. 33:1162. G.C. III. 41:265. G. 29:411. G.W.4, p. 235. Var. podocarpa, Franch. Lower and more spreading: lvs.broader, oval to elliptic, short - acuminate: ovaries raised above the bracts on a very short but usually distinct stalk: fls. slightly smaller. Cent. China. Var. erube- scens, Rehd. 'A form of the preceding variety, with larger fls. flushed pinkish.—A very desirable species, the latest of the bush honeysuckles to bloom; the type is showier in bloom, while the var. nodocarpa is most beautiful in fr. which lasts, like the dark green foliage, into Nov.

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