does it spread?
takes root at the nodes of the stems, which break easily. It can
also spread by growings roots from any cuttings in contact with
the ground, such as where people have dumped them. It also has shiny
black seeds which are spread by birds.
does it affect us?
honeysuckle is difficult to remove. The vine climbs and scrambles
vigorously 7-10m high over other plants, overwhelming them. Its
weight can collapse a supporting branch or shrub.
does it seed?
flowers in October - November
rid of Honeysuckle
You can control
Honeysuckle in your garden by vigorous pruning or cutting back after
flowering to prevent fruiting. However, the plant will respond by
whole plant by digging out, but note that roots must be removed
at each node.
roots with herbicide using the cut-and-paint or scrape-and-paint
to grow instead
wonga vine - Pandorea pandorana is
another vigorous climber. More delicate are native clematis - Clematis
aristata - and the scrambling Happy
Wanderer - Hardenbergia violacea.
Click on the
green links to see how these look in the bush.
here was taken from a booklet "Attack of the Killers Weeds"
Coastcare and Dept of Land and Water Conservation and from a leaflet
published by the Lindeman Road Bushcare Group in the Blue Mountains.
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