Chinese or Japanese Honeysuckle
or Halls Honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica

Description:
Chinese Honeysuckle
Facts:

Lonicera japonica is a very vigorous vine which grows up through the tree canopy, smothering and eventually killing the host tree.

It is tolerant of shade and drought, although it needs sunlight to grow well.

It is a semi evergreen in the UK where it is at the northernmost limit of its range.

Introduced:

Believed to be in the mid 19th century.
Origin:
Japan and Korea.
Location:
Much of England and Wales commoner in the South.
Status:
Stable population
Problems:
Comments:
Killls trees by smothering, damage to timber trees by altering shape and growth.