Are Honeyberries invasive?

wispfox(6a)March 26, 2013

Hey, all!

I'm curious about honeyberries, specifically whether or not they are invasive in New England like japanese honeysuckle tends to be. Is anyone growing these?

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corunum z6 CT(6)

I am not currently growing these, but they look like an interesting possibility for a border area with moist/wet soil and is p.shady. Looks like they could be invasive, due to birds seeding an area from what I quickly read on the web. There is a thread on the Far North Forum about this possibility. Google revealed quite a selection of this plant.

Nat'l Gardening honey berry link

Here is a link that might be useful: GW Far North Forum, Honey Berries

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 10:34AM
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So... maybe if the birds get to them, but not in terms of their own spreading habit. Interesting.

Somehow I had the impression that the newer ones might be seedless, but I think that was in fact stating that they don't have large seeds like grapes, rather than truly seedless. :)

Thanks! You got me to revisit that incorrect impression, which helps immensely! I think it may not be worth the risk this far south of their range. Alas!

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 11:34AM
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