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Old 11-22-2007, 09:28 AM
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Has anybody tried honeysuckle seed, I have a few acres on a mountain top in Virginia and I can't find anything that grows good and I want something with low maintaince.

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Old 11-22-2007, 04:53 PM
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Just make sure it's a native honeysuckle or you may get something more than you bargained for...a big out-of-control honeysuckle jungle.
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:17 AM
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a neighbor planted some russian olive, now its a invasive species, choking out native habitat. Make sure to so some research prior to bringing in something new, you neighbors will appreciate it
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:52 AM
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Japanese Honeysuckle is very common in North Florida and South Bama and I've been around it all of my hunting and working life. I don't recall an instance where I would have called it a major problem to the native habitat. It is a very good deer and other wildlife food source and it provides a safe habitat for rabbits, birds and other wildlife. It's nothing like wisteria and kudzu. Do some more research, you should be able to buy Honeysuckle sprigs from nurseries.
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:36 AM
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I've seen that kudzu stuff when i visited Alabama. The growth rate on it is insane. Now only if it would be highly palletable and desirable for the deer [:'(]
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:41 AM
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Jap Honeysuckle is a great deer food/bedding, but is also known as a invasive spiecies. Check your state laws first.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:33 PM
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Does anyone know where you could get some honeysuckle seed? Thanks.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:52 PM
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Check some of the online nurseries, I think you will need to order sprigs, I've never seen seeds......or you can come to my house and get all you want free.....I've got three fence rows about 5 foot high and 200 feet long behind the house that are wrapped up. The deer feed on it up about 4 feet high leaving a browse line that looks like you cut it with a weed eater....
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