Return to the Vines Forum | Post a Follow-Up

dog pruned honeysuckle

Posted by sunnytop 5 Nebr (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 16, 13 at 1:56

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.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: dog pruned honeysuckle

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.

RE: dog pruned honeysuckle

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.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Vines Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here