Perennial, semi-evergreen, woody vine, up to 80’ in length. Young stems are brown or red and usually pubescent. Older stems are woody and hollow, with bark that peels in long strips.
- Invades forests, prairies, fields and roadsides.
- Shrubs and young trees can be killed by girdling; Japanese honeysuckle vines twist tightly around stems and trunks.
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