Japanese Honeysuckle smothers, collapses and kills our native plants.
Japanese Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae – Lonicera japonica) spreads extremely quickly forming dense, layered mats which smother and collapse our native plants from the forest floor to mid-canopy. It provides a framework for other weedy climbers to invade further.
Japanese Honeysuckle is in our Dirty Dozen because it spreads and grows quickly, smothering and destroying our native plants.
How you can help…
You can remove it by hand pulling small seedlings or you can apply herbicide to remove them. You can find out how best to control Japanese Honey Suckle and what to use on NRC’s Pest Control Hub (click here)
If you are in the Tutukaka area and need help or access to herbicide and tools please contact us on text 022 526 1972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – our team of weed surveyors and slayers are only too happy to assist!
For more information check out Northland Regional Council’s Pest Control Hub (click here) or Weedbusters (click here)