About Japanese honeysuckle
Deciduous woody vine in cold climates, semi-evergreen to evergreen in warmer areas
Climbing or trailing woody vine; girdles young plants it entwines; leaves opposite, shape variable with entire margins mid-late season, but may be deeply lobed in early season
Seed; black berries in pairs; flowers fragrant, white to creamy, in pairs arising from leaf axils
Conditions that favor growth
Common weed in commercial nursery operations, can engulf small plants and saplings; it can displace native vegetation if not controlled
Remove vines early before they strangle desirable plants and take over native habitat; constant maintenance needed to eradicate established growth
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