Appearance:Upright deciduous shrubs, 5 -12' high. Bell's honeysuckle (Lonicera x bella) is a horticultural hybrid. Older stems have shaggy bark and are often hollow.
Leaves: Opposite, simple, oval, and untoothed. Tartarian (L. tatarica) has smooth, hairless leaves, Morrow's honeysuckle (L. morrowii) has downy leaves. Amur honeysuckle (L. maackii) leaves come to a long, sharp point.
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.