Top Questions About Honeysuckle Plants

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Questions About Honeysuckle Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 29, 2011

Q. Systemic Aphid Control

Is there a systemic aphid control product available in Canada? Better yet, a natural solution (other than spraying the plant with water) would be great. My affected plant is a honeysuckle.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 30, 2011
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Answered by
loveroflace on
April 30, 2011
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Well believe it or not, Lady bugs are really good for aphid control, their main diet is aphids, lol. You can get lady bugs now online I believe or find out where in your town. I have also used a light soapy water solution to spray on the affected plants as well. You can just use two to three drops of your dish liquid in a bottle of water, small spray bottle. Hope this helps.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 13, 2011

Q. Honeysuckle Vine

My honeysuckle vine is not doing so well. I have it planted in full sun, but the leaves are turning yellow and the stems are darkening. I keep it watered just enough to keep it moist.
HELP!

Answered by
Nikki on
June 14, 2011
Certified Expert
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How often are you watering it? You may want to water it daily for a week or so to help it get established and a light fertilizer will help as well. There may also be air pockets in the planting hole, so step firmly around the base of the plant to collapse any pockets that might be in the soil.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 23, 2011

Q. Honeysuckle

My honeysuckle is not flowering. Any ideas?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 24, 2011
Certified Expert
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Generally, a lack of phosphorus leads to non-blooming issues in maost plants. I would have the soil tested to see what exactly is missing, and in the meantime, it wouldn't hurt to add a little phosphorus, like bone meal, to the soil around your vine.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 25, 2011

Q. Honeysuckle Leaves Turning Yellow

I planted a new honeysuckle plant in the same spot as the old one that died last year for reasons unknown. It was against my better judgement to plant in the same spot, but husband over-ruled. Now on the leaves of the new one there is a white spotty film before they turn yellow and fall off. There is new growth and it has climbed on the trellis. Please advise.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 25, 2011
Certified Expert
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Your honeysuckle could be suffering from powdery mildew, caused by a fungus. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/powdery-mildew-homemade-and-organic-remedies.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 5, 2011

Q. Honeysuckle Flowering

I planted a honeysuckle on a fence, exposed to full sun. It is growing vigorously; however, the flowers are very small and have no scent. I fertilized it this spring with Miracle Gro but still don’t see any change. Is this typical of certain varieties of honeysuckle?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 6, 2011
Certified Expert
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It may just be in need of some phosphorus, which helps most plants with blooming. Bone meal is a good way to add phosphorus to the soil. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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Asked by
gmanette on
July 21, 2011

Q. can earwigs kill an outdoor plant

Had a beautiful honeysuckle that died. When I pulled up the dead plant, there were hundreds of earwigs. Could the earwigs have killed this plant?

Answered by
Becca062 on
July 21, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 22, 2011

Q. Honeysuckle Vines

I have two honeysuckle vines in a somewhat shady area. They bloom well in spring/early summer but late summer the leaves yellow quite a bit and drop off or else develop a type of rust on them. I live in mid-Indiana.

Answered by
Nikki on
August 22, 2011
Certified Expert
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It may be a bit too shady and possibly a bit too damp in the area they are growing. In spring, the trees have not filled in all the way, so they get just enough light to bloom, but as summer progresses and the shade gets thicker as the trees fill out, they get a tad too little light. You might try selectivly pruning the surrounding trees to thin them out a bit and let a little more light through.

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