Better Kansas. K-State Research and Extension on Flickr. As other plants go dormant in early and late fall, bush honeysuckle remains active. Chemical treatment in the fall is an effective option when controlling large stands with minimal to no damage to desirable plants while they are in a dormant state.
Asian Bush Honeysuckle
Lonicera maackii - Wikipedia
For many people, the intoxicating fragrance of honeysuckle Lonicera spp. In fall, the flowers are replaced by bright-colored berries that draw cardinals and catbirds to the garden. The different types of honeysuckle include both shrubs and climbing vines. Most need spring pruning to keep them from growing out of control and becoming a tangled mass of vines. Trumpet honeysuckle L.
Asian Bush Honeysuckle was once actively imported by the USDA as a plant for ornamental aesthetics, wildlife cover, and erosion control. However, it quickly became an enemy to native environments. Bush honeysuckles can release chemicals into the ground that are poisonous to native plants. Additionally, the dense foliage of these plants block sunlight from reaching the forest floor, preventing the growth of young trees and plants that offer better cover for birds and forest animals. Even the berries produced by Asian bush honeysuckle are worse for native animals: they are actually less nutritious than native berries.
Asian Bush Honeysuckle. Invasive Management Profile. Asian Bush Honeysuckle is among one of the fastest growing invasive species in Indianapolis. This species takes over forested areas, waterway banks, and backyards. Asian bush honeysuckles Lonicera maackii, L.