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I've recently purchased a honeysuckle plant about 8 inches tall about 5 leaves all starting to turn black any help

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  • gjautosgjautos Posts: 427
    Probably powdery mildew. Keep it well watered they normally recover ok. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,874
    Is it in a pot? They hate being in containers. Honeysuckle needs to be planted in a cool shady corner in soil containing lots of organic matter, where they can receive lots of water and where they can reach up into the sun. 



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  • Hi Dovefromabove said:
    Is it in a pot? They hate being in containers. Honeysuckle needs to be planted in a cool shady corner in soil containing lots of organic matter, where they can receive lots of water and where they can reach up into the sun. 


    Yes its in a 7 inch pot 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,874
    edited June 2020
    😱 poor thing!  Can you plant it in the ground in as spot as I described above? 

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  • 😱 poor thing!  Can you plant it in the ground in as spot as I described above? 
    Yes I will now after your advice this is the pot it came in, can you not plant them in pots if you want them as patio climbers 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,874
    Honeysuckle just isn’t suited to pots. They need a long cool rootrun and pots warm up too much and dry out too much. 

    If you want climbers for patio pots there are some special clematis developed for growing in containers. Some here https://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/Clematis-BOULEVARD-Collection-Patio-Clematis/

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  • YnneadYnnead Posts: 250
    There is this variety of honeysuckle which seems to have been selected for growing in containers. I have got one and it seems to be doing ok so far. Out of stock though at the moment.


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,874
    But that’s tiny ... only one metre tall by one metre wide?  It’s pretty but ... not what I want from a honeysuckle. ☹️ 

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  • But that’s tiny ... only one metre tall by one metre wide?  It’s pretty but ... not what I want from a honeysuckle. ☹️ 
    No I only put it in the pot to start climbing once it got slightly bigger I would have planted on
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,874
    But that’s tiny ... only one metre tall by one metre wide?  It’s pretty but ... not what I want from a honeysuckle. ☹️ 
    No I only put it in the pot to start climbing once it got slightly bigger I would have planted on
    My comment was in response to Ynnead’s recommendation of
    L. ‘Strawberries & Cream’   

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





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