Japanese honeysuckle is a perennial woody vine of the honeysuckle family that spreads by seeds, underground rhizomes, and above ground runners. Older stems are hollow with brownish bark that peels in long strips. The flowers are fragrant, two-lipped, and are borne in pairs. The berries are black. It creates dense tangled thickets by a combination of stem branching, nodal rooting, and vegetative spread from rhizomes.
|Common Name:||Japanese honeysuckle, golden-and-silver honeysuckle, Japanese honeysuckle weed|
|Botanical Name:||Lonicera japonica|
|Native To:||Eastern Asia including China, Japan, and Korea|
|Bloom Time:||Late spring to fall|
|Watering:||Twice per day|