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How would you get it started?

I know it is invasive.But Deer sure do love it in the Winter.

:D The Big Grin loves to lick it.
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If I'm not mistaken, I think you can just pinch off a piece and start it in a vase or mason jar with water. Then plant it when it gets a good root system. I could be completely wrong.

:dancin: The dancing smiley wasn't really good with botany.
Here you go oneshot. I hope it works out for you.............Honeysuckle Propagation
(BY: Jiffymouse)
Rooting honeysuckle is easy. The best time is when new growth starts to appear in the spring, although if there is green growth, you can do it indoors most anytime of the year. Cut a length of green "soft wood" growth from the end of one (or several) of the vines, making sure to get several sets of leaves. Strip the leaves from the end of the cutting nearest the cut end. You should have one or two leaf nodes bare and one or two sets of leaves left on the vine. At this point you have a couple of options. One is to dip the plant in rooting hormone and place in damp potting or rooting soil. The other is to place the cutting in a vase of water and allow the roots to develope that way. If you go with the water method, be sure to change the water regularly to prevent rot. You will see the roots forming, and when you have several good roots (an inch or so long) you can plant your new plant!
:dancin: The dancing smiley was right!!!!
I have transplanted rooy sections of honeysuckle by ripping them out of the ground with a maddox and buried them in the desired location in springtime. A word of caution---This stuff will take over!

Before you go putting out any honeysuckle read up on it. The japanese honeysuckle is what is invasive and I would strongly recommend not doing it. There are other varieties that you could use that wouldn't cause near the problems. Just do it right if you're going to do it or I have no doubt that you will regret it.
It would be good to use on an old brush pile away from trees and other natural habitats...You would be turning that brush pile into a wildlife icecream store.
1) Buy a supply of Remedy, a good backpack sprayer, and set some time aside.

2) Think about sericea lespedeza, Musk Thistle, Multiflora rose, kudzu

3) What would those have in common with honeysuckle....

4) Plant a native that is not invasive.....take back the Remedy.
Yeah I gotta go with Wooddust and the others here. The invasive species dont need any help spreading and taking **** over. Think about a native species that you can substitute...

More info on honeysuckles
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