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Prunning and shaping vines

Posted by jpccusa 9 (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 30, 07 at 12:32

So I understand that to make a fuller plant, you have the keep pinching the straight shoots, in order to 2 new shoots to form. Here are my questions:

1- Where to pinch the shoot? Anywhere?

2- How long should the 2 new shoots be before I pinch them in order to encourage new shoots in each of them (4 new shoots) and so on?

3- When to stop pinching so the plant (in my case a Lonicera sempervirens) can produce flowers?

Thanks again

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RE: Prunning and shaping vines

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Sat, Dec 15, 07 at 18:27

Honeysuckles tend to bunch up anyway, so promoting branching not a good idea. They also tend to flower on the ends of the branches. The value of vines on structures is to form a softening tracery over the structure: work on spreading the plant's branches out to provide a good coverage instead of heading it back.

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