STATUS: Environmental Weed
Himalayan Honeysuckle flower
Himalayan Honeysuckle stem
Himalayan Honeysuckle leaf
STEMS: Rounded and green.
LEAVES: The leaves are ovate to 5cm, green and opposite.
FLOWERS: Flowers are yellow to cream and perfumed, crimson on the outside.
SEED: Round black shiny seeds 0.5 to cm
INVADES: Is particularly troublesome in sheltered areas, where it is invasive in damp and wet sclerophyll forests, riparian vegetation and along moist gullies.
DISPERSAL: Seeds are most commonly spread by birds and other animals. Seeds are also dispersed by water, vehicles, in contaminated soil, and garden waste.
CONTROL: BBRLG recommended chemical spraying with Brush Off (or equivalent). However, you should brush-cut first and remove all cuttings to prevent them from re-growing. With smaller plants, you will use less chemical. Always follow up.