Honeysuckle, dead or dormant?

Fifthelement111(5)April 29, 2013

Hello,
I pruned back my trumpet honeysuckle to about 2 feet from the ground. It was looking nuts, hardly blooming and was literally eating my trellis and was starting to try to eat my garage. It's been a month since I pruned it and there is literally no sign of life or new growth. How can I tell if this poor thing is dead?

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bogturtle(SE NJ 7a)

Scratch the bark with your fingernail. If the underneath is green and not dry, the vine is probably alive. They are really hard to kill.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 8:40PM
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Fifthelement111(5)

bone dry and brown :( shoot. Now my next task will be deciding what to put in its place that will keep my hummingbirds happy. Thanks for the help!!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 8:51PM
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