Bush Honeysuckle


A woody shrub that escaped from garden plots and can grow very large, with opposite leaves, and opposite pairs of little flowers and little berries. To distinguish it from native honeysuckle, snap off a twig and look for a hollow core of the pith – nonnative has the hollow core while native has a solid core.


Bush honeysuckle becomes very large (over 6′) and crowds out native species. Berries are dispersed by birds.


Pull and weed wrench ®, or cut at base.

Links and Resources

For more information on how to identify and control Bush honeysuckle, please refer to the resources below:

  1. Mass Audubon for identification
  2. Invasive.org for identification and control