Should my honeysuckle look like this


I transfered this honeysuckle from a large pot into the ground. I did this last Autumn, and for some reason it has taken on quite a different appearence. It now looks like a small fruit tree, infact people have asked me what fruit tree im growing. Its




very tall and upright. It didnt flower this year either. Is this quite normal?

Photo attached.

Thank youimage




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,244

    This is not honeysuckle. Maybe the honeysuckle died in the pot and a seeded tree took over. 

    Looks a bit like one of the salix (willow) species

  • Oh!!! How strange. well thank you for that nutcutlet


  • Does anybody else have any suggestions as to what is growing in my garden?


    many thanksimage

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Looks like either a Bay or Beech to me :P

  • image

     Hi Mattbee87.

    I'm really baffled because if you look at the photo just right of the hanging bird feeders I already have a bay growing there.The mystery shrub which I assumed was my honeysuckle which grew for years in a pot is now growing into something quite different. If you look behind the bay, thats where this thing is growing, and seems to be growing taller by the day....

  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    Definitely not honeysuckle. Looks like wild tree to me too. Possibly damson


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,492

    I'd say it's a wild cherry or possibly a bird cherry - both wild trees which grow like crazy!


    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 586

    I go with nutcutlet... Salix sp.

    Notice the big  buds already .. waiting to burst open next spring.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,492

    Nut is usually right, SS! image

    Whatever it is, it would be hoiked-out sharpish if I found it in my garden - most wild trees grow far to big for urban gardens and the roots can be a devil with some of them sending suckers up even after the tree is cut down..

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,244

    and if you have got room for a tree that one would be a bad choice

Sign In or Register to comment.