Kōrero: Weeds of the bush

Himalayan honeysuckle

Himalayan honeysuckle

Himalayan honeysuckle (Leycesteria formosa) grows up to 3 metres high in areas of open forest, for instance where there has been a landslide, quickly replacing native species. It can penetrate untouched forest by colonising the gaps where natural light filters through. Honeysuckle was first introduced to New Zealand as an ornamental garden plant in 1878.

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Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Bob Brockie, 'Weeds of the bush - Trees and shrubs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13615/himalayan-honeysuckle (accessed 16 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Bob Brockie, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 18 Apr 2016