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Solved Himalayan honeysuckle?

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by mazambo, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. mazambo

    mazambo Forever Learning

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    Just been out and about and seen this entwined with nettles, blackberry and other various plants, it looks really nice am I right with Himalayan honeysuckcle? If so is it worth taking a cutting?
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  2. Upsydaisy

    Upsydaisy Total Gardener

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    Yes it is @mazambo , my parents had it in their garden and I debated as if I should take a cutting last year before selling the property. Some say it can become invasive but my parent's always seemed under control and it attracts alot of wildlife. Just kept it well pruned back every or alternate years, depending on available space.
     
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  3. shiney

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    Leycesteria formosa is a lovely and attractive plant and needs pruning well. It can also be invasive but OK if you keep an eye out for if it's spreading. We have a lot of it and haven't, up till now, bothered to keep an eye on it and now we have a lot of work to do.
     
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    I prune mine down every spring to about 3 ft off the ground. It responds well. I have never taken a cutting but it self seeds freely and being fast growing you get a fairly decent sized plant in a couple of years.
     
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