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Old 04-17-2017, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Just moved here recently and I noticed there are some perimeter bushes, that I assumed just grew wild however now they hVe small flowers on them.

Does anyone know what they are? Thanks
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Old 04-17-2017, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Maybe bush honeysuckle.
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Old 04-17-2017, 01:04 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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It does look like bush honeysuckle.

Do the flowers and other parts of the plants look like these pictures? https://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/he...s/lonxbe01.htm


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Old 04-17-2017, 01:23 PM
 
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Amur Honeysuckle. Very invasive and a good habitat for Lyme disease caring ticks.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonicera_maackii
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Old 04-17-2017, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Ha, though I had something nice only to learn it's an invasive weed that is a great hideout for ticks

I planted a forsythia nearby so I guess I should eventually remove the honeysuckle.

Thanks for all of the responses.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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From everything I've read, you'll probably need to treat the stumps with herbicide, else it'll send up suckers everywhere.

I would try to replace them with native shrubs that benefit wildlife, like arrowwood viburnums.
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Will do, we love viburnums, thanks for your input!
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