dog pruned honeysuckle

sunnytopFebruary 16, 2013

Our angelic new puppy took out stems of my honeysuckle 6 inches from the ground up to the trellis. It is not Japanese honeysuckle but the better behaved kind. Any chances it will sprout new shoots from the ground? I assume 6 inches of stem is not enough to sprout from them anymore.

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

If the honeysuckle was well established the puppy pruning will do no harm. Not sure which Lonicera you have since there are many 'well behaved' kinds, but all benefit from hard pruning anyway, otherwise you end up with a tangle of stems flowering only at the top.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 4:35AM
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Here's the good result: for each stem your puppy 'pruned' you will get two new branches! Just imagine how full your vine will be when it flowers! You might want to put a chicken wire cage around it until puppy gets past this stage, because lots of plants are toxic to children and pets.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 4:57AM
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