Recommendations for Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
Assessment results based on 2/25/03 meeting:
Impact (0-70.5) 42 Note - we discussed the cultivars available for this species and believe that each of the cultivars is,
Potential for Expansion (0-40) 34 or has the potential through reverting, to be as aggressive as the original species.  Therefore, these
Difficulty of Management (0-58) 24 recommendations refer to L. japonica and all cultivars.
Value (0-29) 13
Group Current Status Recommendation Need to Who
Government        
DNR To our knowledge there is no division currently recommending or planting, but there is no policy in place. Do not recommend or plant Japanese honeysuckle or any of its cultivars.  DFW works with sportsman's groups to remove this species from their recommendations, planting mixes.    
INDOT Not using or recommending Do not recommend or plant Japanese honeysuckle or any of its cultivars.     
NRCS Not using or recommending Do not recommend or plant Japanese honeysuckle or any of its cultivars.     
IDEM Not using or recommending Do not recommend or plant Japanese honeysuckle or any of its cultivars.     
USFWS   Do not recommend or plant Japanese honeysuckle or any of its cultivars.     
ACOE   Do not recommend or plant Japanese honeysuckle or any of its cultivars.     
Federal landholders (DoD, USFS, USFWS, NPS) Not using or recommending Do not recommend or plant Japanese honeysuckle or any of its cultivars.     
USDA-ARS   Do not recommend or plant Japanese honeysuckle or any of its cultivars.     
Plant Material Centers Not using or recommending Do not recommend or plant Japanese honeysuckle or any of its cultivars.     
Coop Extension Service - Forage Not using or recommending Do not recommend or plant Japanese honeysuckle or any of its cultivars.     
Coop Extension Service - Horticulture Not using or recommending Develop educational materials that explain why it should not be used; provide information on control methods and alternative plants.    
County government (SWCDs, drainage boards, surveyors) Not using or recommending Do not recommend or plant Japanese honeysuckle or any of its cultivars.     
City governments Not sure if any cities are using in landscaping Do not recommend or plant Japanese honeysuckle or any of its cultivars.     
Nursery Professionals and Landscape Architects      
  At least three cultivars are available and sold: Halliana, Aureo-reticulata, and Purpurea.  Not a major seller, though readily available. Do not sell or recommend Lonicera japonica species or cultivars; recommend/sell other species of vining Lonicera instead (these include Lonicera caprifolium, dioica, sempervirens, heckrottii, henryi, periclymenium, prolifera, and syringantha x 'Tellmanniana)    
Gardening Public        
  Some is planted for landscaping. Do not use.  Use the Lonicera species shown above.    
Botanic Gardens and Arboreta        
  Some is planted for landscaping. Do not use.  Use the Lonicera species shown above.    
Other - Sportsman's groups          
Quail Unlimited Recommended for quail cover Do not recommend or sell this species; use other species with similar wildlife benefits.    
Quality White tail management groups (e.g. Whitetail Limited) Recommended for deer forage Do not recommend or sell this species; use other species with similar wildlife benefits.