Invading Honeysuckle

Q: I hate honeysuckle. It invades everything from anise to camellias. 

A: I share your dislike. Despite the sweet scent of its spring flowers, this vine grows vigorously in places where it’s not wanted. I think your best bet would be to first pull as much honeysuckle off your shrubs as you can. This goes more smoothly if you have a buddy who can clip as you tug. Next, crawl under the affected shrubs and clip the honeysuckle vine where it emerges from the ground. The stems have a distinct reddish color. Spray each freshly cut vine stump immediately with glyphosate (Roundup, etc). The vine stumps will absorb the chemical and will not sprout again.

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