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Invasive plants of ohio fact sheet 9 - japanese honeysuckle & asian bittersweet (pdf 214 kb) ohio invasive plants council. See also invasive plants of ohio for worst invasive plant species identified in ohios natural areas. Asian bush honeysuckles grow so densely they shade out everything on the forest floor, often leaving nothing but bare soil. This means a great reduction in the food and cover available for birds and other animals. Serious infestations can inhibit tree regeneration, essentially stopping forest succession. Sachalinensis) usda zones 3 through 6 grows into shrubs similar in appearance and habit to winter honeysuckle, but the flowers are deep red. Some people find the fragrance of honeysuckle too strong for more than a brief exposure, and for them, there is freedom honeysuckle (l.). a wild honeysuckle vine is commonly found along roadsides, in disturbed areas or even climbing on a backyard fence. If youve got a giant green thicket in your woods, you may have a bush honeysuckle infestation. (photo ryan mcewan) one of the signs of summer, for me, has always been tasting honeysuckle flowers. ) grace the landscape with alluringly hued blossoms and an ambrosial, perfumed bliss that draws hummingbirds and children. There are nearly 180 different know honeysuckle species, most native to europe and asia, with only about twenty indigenous to the us. Honeysuckle is most often a vine, usually growing to a max of 20 feet.