Honeysuckle Plants
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Honeysuckle

Zone Lima Ohio | Jean284 added on January 27, 2018 | Answered

My vines haven't bloomed and they are 5 years old......what am I doing wrong?

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MichiganDot
Answered on January 28, 2018

Are they getting at least 4 hours of direct sunlight daily; are they in-ground or in a pot? Getting the moisture level right in a pot is difficult and is one reason for buds appearing but no flower developing. Does the plant look healthy and is it growing well? If you are over-fertilizing, there will be lots of vegetative (green) growth but few, if any, flowers. Make sure you use a slow-release or long-acting, balanced fertilizer in early spring. Lastly, check your plant often for aphids. These tiny sucking insects come in many colors and attack new growth and flower buds.

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