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Pruning an overgrown Honeysuckle Vine

Posted by prairiemoon2 zone 6a/MA (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 18, 10 at 11:22


I have a Honeysuckle growing on a small arbor and the arbor needs to be stained this year. I am also considering moving it, but not sure yet. Wondering if anyone here has some experience doing that? I was thinking of just cutting it back all the way to the ground and if I move it, just digging it up as soon as the ground is workable. If I don't move it, I thought I would wait until after it bloomed to prune it back. Or could I wait to move it until after it bloomed too? Any other suggestions?


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RE: Pruning an overgrown Honeysuckle Vine

Is it the native Lonicera?

Most flower on new wood, so pruning won't hurt at all.

RE: Pruning an overgrown Honeysuckle Vine

Hi Carol, No, it looks like a 'Goldflame' but they are supposed to bloom all summer to frost and mine doesn't, so I'm not sure which one I have. It is not the native. It is fragrant.

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