Honeysuckle problem

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by punisher1, May 1, 2003.

  1. punisher1

    punisher1 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 20

    Anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of honeysuckles that have taken over some yellow belle bushes appox. 4 feet tall. Any spray that might work on them and not kill the bushes.

  2. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    Whew, this is a toughie! Good old fashioned vine pulling and cutting?...........Only thing I can think of. Is there anyway you can cover the bushes COMPLETELY, then spray Honeysuckle with round up? Speaking of Yellow Bells, are they perrenail shrubs? I planted one in my backyard last summer, it died down in the fall and never came back.
  3. punisher1

    punisher1 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 20

    No, they should come back year after year. I tried the cutting and pulling, they just seem to bounce right back.

  4. jfenton

    jfenton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    cut em back, then hand apply roundup to the new shoots when they appear. Good luck
  5. blafleur

    blafleur LawnSite Member
    Messages: 229

    I cut off at the ground and apply full strength roundup with a small foam brush. Works on poison ivy too.

  6. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    use wick method with high doseage of rd. up..
  7. onemancrew

    onemancrew LawnSite Member
    from tn. #7
    Messages: 95

    Find the lowest point where there is some folige on the honeysuckle and spray it good, cut the rest out . This should get it.

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