Gardening Questions And Answers
If you plan to root honeysuckle cuttings in water, it is best to use softwood cuttings. After taking the cuttings, strip all the leaves toward the bottom, or cut end, of the cutting, leaving two leaves toward the top. Place the cut end in water for rooting. It usually takes about two weeks to see […]
It spreads and grows just about anywhere. Japanese honeysuckle, which was introduced to the United States in 1906, has been a particularly problematic invader since 1919. Many invasive honeysuckle plants, including Japanese honeysuckle, were planted along the nation’s highways to stabilize banks and control erosion.
Honeysuckle vines prefer a consistently moist soil, however will tolerate dry periods when established. In average garden soil you should not have to water your newly planted Honeysuckle vine every day. More often than not, this causes soggy soil conditions that can lead to root rot and other plant diseases.
Honeysuckle aphids have several generations a year, so repeat applications of an insecticide are usually required to keep them under control. They overwinter as eggs on the tips of shoots, twigs and stems. The aphids that hatch in the spring as honeysuckles leaf out are all female and are known as stem mothers.
Honeysuckle requires fertilizer once or twice a year in the spring beginning around February in our climate. The fertilizer does not need to be anything fancy. Just an all-purpose fertilizer like 16 – 16 –16. Make sure it gets enough water to produce new growth which is where the flowers will be produced.
It is both a climbing plant and a shrub and comes from a genus of around 120 evergreen and deciduous shrubs and twining climbers. Honeysuckle is easy to grow, but only in the right spot because it is particular about being planted in the right place. Honeysuckle really need a cool root run in moisture […]