In fact, these plants are not particularly fussy about their soil, and they'll grow almost anywhere they can get enough sun. It might be a vine or a hedge, or any number of plants. The leaves are oppositely arranged, 5â9 cm long and 2â4 cm broad, with an entire margin, and with at least some rough pubescence. Instead, remove all plant parts from the â¦ Quote:Let us know if your chickens have any ill effects. I didn’t realize that this vine that was such a focus of biological activity was in fact an exotic, invasive species (“Japanese honeysuckle,” Lonicera japonica) whose uncontrolled growth was greatly stressing our natural plant diversity and whose high carbohydrate, low fat seeds was giving our birds poor quality nutrition for their activities and survivals. We noticed that these honeysuckle bushes were loaded with red berries that didn’t seem to be readily eaten by birds or other wildlife. Your email address will not be published. Lastly, the berries of bush honeysuckle are reported to be mildly poisonous to humans (21). On our Baker Trail hike last summer we came across great thickets of bush honeysuckle especially on the sun lit edges of woodlands. Join BYC FREE here to see fewer ads, post questions, upload pics, & more! Recreation: Dense infestations of bush honeysuckle on public and private lands prevent the enjoyment of our woodlands and stream banks for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, birding, hunting and â¦ Amur Common Privet, Privet, Wax -Leaf Ligustrum amurense d c Foliage & Berries Andromeda Japonica Pieris, Lily-of-the-Valley Bush Pieris Japonica d c All Parts Anemone Anemone spp. 1 hour ago. The red berries on the Amur honeysuckle are unfortunately commonly eaten by birds, causing the plant to easily spread to new locations once they pass through the bird. John Wiediger, Lands Manager and Secretary, Your email address will not be published. This is because the honeysuckle produces sweet and edible nectar. Leaves, Flowers & Roots Angel Vine Mattress Vine, Wire Vine Muehlenbeckia complexa d c All Parts While honeysuckle is not considered highly toxic, if you or a pet has ingested any part of poisonous varieties in large enough amounts, serious illness can occur. While its fruit is attractive to many species of birds (birds are the primary disperser), A. Honeysuckle berries lack the fat and nutrients that mi-grating species require. The berries are also mildly toxic if eaten in multitude, especially by children. Itâs also considered to have cold properties, making it an excellent natural remedy for removing heat from the body as well as toxins. Their toxicity varies on the species, which range from non-poisonous to mildly toxic. Most honeysuckle berries are attractive to wildlife, which has led to species such as L. japonica and L. maackii spreading invasively outside of their home ranges. Amur honeysuckle is a deciduous shrub growing 8 to 10-feet tall with numerous branches arising from a central crown. The Amur honeysuckle will take over your yard and crowd out other plants, negating any ornamental value. Leave this field blank. Thanks Required fields are marked *. The Asian exotic Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii [Rupr.] Amur Honeysuckle has pairs of berries that are nearly sessile against its branches, while the berries of Morrow Honeysuckle have pedicels about ½" long. I planted honeysuckle to cover over my run for the summer,My dau has a dog pen about 6 feet away from my chickens so i planted it directly in the middle so that we could run the vines over her dogs and over my chickens.