Lonicera maackii

Amur Honeysuckle, Maackii Amur Honeysuckle

Per NYS Regulation Part 575, this species is classified as an Invasive Species, and as a NYS based business we are not able to sell these seeds regardless of where the purchaser is located. We have this item listed for reference only.

  • Lonicera maackii

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: Cold Stratify from 30 to 90 days 

Lonicera maackii, also known as Amur Honeysuckle or Bush Honeysuckle, is a large, deciduous shrub that grows up to 6 meters tall in shaded habitats such as understories, neglected areas, and fence rows. This species has become an important invasive species in the eastern United States and New Zealand, causing harm to the natural biodiversity of these areas. Although it has attractive flowers and is grown for ornamental purposes, its berries are mildly poisonous to humans, and it can form dense thickets that prevent the growth of native shrubs, juvenile trees, and wildflowers. While it has been cultivated historically to control erosion and as a hedge, its propagation is illegal or controlled in some US states due to its invasive nature. The most effective methods of control include cutting, flaming or burning the plant, prescription burning, and herbicide application. This species should be replaced by non-invasive alternatives to prevent harm to ecosystems.

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