Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
A. A. Reznicek
An Asian species, cultivated for the attraction its red berries have for birds, and becoming a pest like its relatives as a result of ready avian distribution. Forests (upland and swampy), thickets, banks, fencerows, often near a landscaped source. First collected out of cultivation in Michigan in 1958 near Ann Arbor in Washtenaw Co.
Luken and Thieret (1995) present thoroughly the history of its introduction. This grows to a larger size than the other alien honeysuckles, sometimes becoming a small, spreading tree.
Leaves and fruits are retained later than almost any other species or woody plant in its habitat, except perhaps some buckthorns; the leaves often remaining in good condition until early Decemberr, and the fruits persistent even longer