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On a podcast about the permaculture orchard movie, Paul talks about using honeysuckle plantings to keep birds off fruit as they like it better. I am not familiar with honeysuckle (heard of it but never seen it) so is it only vines or does it come in bushes to? I read some versions are invasive from overseas. What varies are for the Midwest (WI). Know of a place to order? Can they be planted from seed?
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The honey suckle I know grows on vines.. It's also called Japanese Honey Suckle.
Google: Gold and Silver Flower Honeysuckle

As kids we used to pluck the flowers and suck the drop of nectar out of them. I would say it's about as invasive as Mexican Flame Vines..
They are prolific growers and spread easily but are just as easy to keep in check.

Birds, Ants, Butterflies all loved the stuffing out of it.. and as far as I remember (in Florida) it never had any issues with pests.

AFAIK, he would be talking about that.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/types-honeysuckle-vines-37386.html

But then there is the Shrub with the same name.. Which produces flowers and fruit.. Using common names is so confusing.

 
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Try this thread:
Which 'honeysuckle bushes' do birds prefer to cherries?.

All about that part of the Permaculture Orchard DVD.
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