It is a native of eastern Asia. Bell's honeysuckle displays characteristics of both Tatarian and Morrow. Origin and Spread . Descriptor: Fruit(s) Image type: Field. Tartarian honeysuckle can hybridize with Morrow resulting in another invasive bush honeysuckle called Bella (L. x bella) or showy fly honeysuckle. Organization: University of Illinois. The three most common bush honeysuckle . In controlling shrub honeysuckle, as with other invasives, prioritize work on sites to “save the best," focusing first on sites with abundant native vegetation and a low number of invasive species, rather than starting on sites that are completely overrun. Bush honeysuckles are native to central and eastern Asia and were introduced to the United States as ornamental shrubs. Our Asian-Honeysuckle species are considered invasives, and are an ecological threat to open forest ecosystems. Of these four, the key distinguishing characteristics of Tatarian are the combination of: usually pink flowers, flowers and fruits at the end of a long stalk, and leaves, stems, stalks and bracts are hairless or at most have just a few hairs. Tatarian honeysuckle can hybridize with Morrow, creating Bell's honeysuckle. This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. However, for purposes of control, the non-native bush honeysuckle species can be considered as a group. Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica) L. Photographer: Chris Evans. You must attribute the work in the manner specified (but not in any way that suggests endorsement). https://extension.psu.edu/the-invasive-japanese-honeysuckle Identification. How to cite this image Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org . Some of these exotic honeysuckles are still being sold for their ornamental qualities, especially the Tatarian honeysuckle cultivars ‘Arnold Red’ and ‘Zabelii’, as well as Freedom and Honeyrose honeysuckles. Wherever invasive honeysuckle shrubs displace our native forest species there is a huge potential impact on these migrating bird populations due to the reduction in availability of native food sources. This hybrid has characteristics of both parent plants making positive field identification difficult. Tatarian Honeysuckle is one of four exotic invasive Honeysuckles to grace our landscape. Tatarian Honeysuckle is not native to the United States and was brought here as an ornamental in 1752. Even though they are available in some nurseries they are still considered invasive and should not be planted.