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jezzka
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Name this plant..... :)

Hi, I've got this plant growing down our driveway, I've had it at a previous property but just don't know what it is! It loves climbing and it blooms in spring with jasmine looking flowers.

It also seems to die off underneath and new growth grows overtop so not even too sure what kinda care I need to give it (newbie gardener).

Any help will be appreciated! Sorry it's not flowering at the moment to help with identification!

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Could you give us a better close up of some leaves? They are pretty blurry, all I can really see is bare stems which doesn't help much. The bottom of the vine looks a little bit like grape vine, but that would not have jasmine like flowers. So show us the leaves.. thanks
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Sorry :) here you go....

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uh-oh.... is it this:

https://www.duke.edu/~cwcook/trees/loja.html

Japanese honeysuckle comes in a large shrub form and a vine form and they are both hideously invasive and aggressive. I have both on my property and it is my life's mission to eradicate them.

They aren't bad plants on their own, fragrant flowers with nectar, and then berries. If you could have just one, I would be glad to have it. But they insist on taking over the neighborhood and squeezing out all the natives.

The shrub is particularly dastardly, because part of how it out competes everything else is it leafs out very early in the spring and stays green very late in fall. Leafing out so early means that it shades out all the spring ephemeral wildflowers in the woods, which depend on those weeks of spring sunshine between winter and when the (native) trees and shrubs leaf out, to have their whole lifecycle in.
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