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Honeysuckle Problem


Does anyone know what is happening to my honeysuckle? It is growing on a south facing fence, the soil is pretty dry and I water it during the summer.  Any ideas??


  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    I cant see much wrong with it.

    You will always have some dead leaves and the new growth looks good. What do you think is wrong?.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I was not sure. Just because some of the leaves are falling off and going yellow. There is no problem with the new growth though. As it grows will it lose the leaves from the base of the plant?
  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Honeysuckle does go leggy John no matter what variety you have. You can prune them hard in spring, this means new growth from the bottom, but it's often worth it to refresh the plant. When and if you do give it a good mulch of FYM and keep it well watered, they're woodland plants so like plenty of moisture at the roots, so a good soak once a week will keep it healthy.

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