Appearance:Upright deciduous shrubs, 5 -12' high. Lonicera x bella is a horticultural hybrid. Older stems have shaggy bark and are often hollow.
Leaves: Opposite, simple, oval, and untoothed. L. tartarica has smooth, hairless leaves, L. morrowii has downy leaves.
Flowers: Fragrant, tubular, bloom in May and June, white, red, but most often pink.
Fruit: Fruits are red or yellow, situated in pairs in the leaf axils.
Roots: Roots are fibrous and shallow.