Honeysuckle vine

wigardenerwannabe(Z5 WI)August 17, 2005

I have a honeysuckle vine (yellow/orange blossoms) that I had to transplant last year, and it has not done so well this year. It is very woody at the bottom with most of the leaves at the top. Flowering was weak. I am really thinking that I should give it a hard prune to see if I can't rejuvinate it. How far back do you cut it and when?

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Carol_Ann(5)

First, make sure it's in the right site for the plant; correct sun, etc. It's possible it isn't doing well because it isn't getting enough light or some other environmental factor. It also may be that it just isn't well established in its new place yet. If you're going to cut it back hard, late winter or early spring is a good time. I've included a couple of links that probably tell you more than you want to know but there's some good, basic pruning information. Good luck!

http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/nursery/430-459/430-459.html

http://www.mortonarb.org/plantinfo/plantclinic/hortcare_pruningshrubs.pdf

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