Preparing honeysuckle for winter

reinholdtNovember 12, 2009

I planted one this spring, but am not sure what type of winter preparation (if any) it needs.

The vine is about 8-ft long now and still has leaves on it. Should I cut the vine to the ground and cover it with mulch or just leave it alone?

Thanks for your feedback.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kayjones(Mo6b)

When I lived in zone 5, I grew several species of Lonicera. I didn't do anything to prepare them for winter - they were hardy. Which one do you have? When in doubt, it does no harm to mulch a plant.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2009 at 9:16AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
reinholdt

Kay, I believe I have the Mandarin.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2009 at 10:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
karyn1(7a)

I'm in 7a and have 2 varieties of Lonicera. Unfortunately I don't remember the names. One is red and is native to this area and the other is red/yellow. I don't do anything besides cut them back in the fall.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2009 at 8:28AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Parthenosissus quinquefolia support ideas
I would like to grow Virginia Creeper over a metal...
needsweeding
Best permanent indoor hanging vines?
Hello vine forum, Looking for some aesthetically pleasing...
gribbleton
Are old MG seeds still good
I have some Japanese morning glory seeds that are several...
eloise_ca
Any vines non-toxic to dogs??
Just built a nice cedar arbor and now going nuts trying...
stevef25
Overgrown - I think honeysuckle but not sure...
I have a fence in the backyard that hasn't been tended...
Matthew Williams
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™