Bush Identification

Asked July 21, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

I have a bush that is about ten feet tall and gets pale pink flowers in the spring and orange berries in the summer.I was wondering what type of plant this is. There are dead branches mixed with healthy ones and I wanted to know whether anything can be done to help this problem. I have included photos below.

Plymouth County Iowa plant identification horticulture

1 Response

From the pictures and description - this appears to be one of the invasive bush honeysuckles. Positive identification would include the older stems being hollow. Native honeysuckles have solid stems. Here is a link to a document from Iowa DNR about bush honeysuckles http://www.iowadnr.gov/portals/idnr/uploads/forestry/exoticbushhoney.pdf?amp;tabid=1242