The plant is about 10-12 ft tall.
the younger leaves have a cloth like texture and the older leaves are shiny and smooth.
inedible and invasive
Craig Dobbelyu wrote:Looks like honeysuckle to me too. I cut a lot of it out from under our productive trees. I've never seen anything eat it and it spreads pretty fast. I cut them as close to the ground as possible just after they flower. I suppose once it was dead and dried out you could use it as dead hedge material. Maybe chip it and mulch with it?
When the leaves are young they look a bit different than the older leaves. Fooled me to think it was a different plant.
I didn't realize this was honeysuckle. That is one of the most invasive plants I ever seen.
I will cut them down now before the berries wind up in the soil!
I was just seeing this plant planted in a park, growing in a shrub form.
Maybe 4-5 bushes at some feet away from each other.
Some had orange fruit while others dark red.
Have no idea what flowers looks like.
I searched the genus and, to me at least, looks more like tatarica than maackii.
It didn't look invasive where it was planted for ornamental purposes.
On the other hand, i haven't seen any honeysuckle invade anything except to stretch out and climb whatever trellis/tree was available but the plants i've sen were self supporting shrubs, not vines.
honeysuckle can make a great barrier and can harvested to treat colds, flu, fevers,..lots of uses...some have efible berries depending on the species so it is a good idea to accurately identify what you have. Great in soaps and as strewing vines also!