How to Grow Honeysuckle Vine in Your Garden
- This article was last updated on 04/19/2017
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Honeysuckle vine (Lonicera spp.) is a lovely plant you can grow in your garden. This is a large family with over 180 different varieties. The family consists of hardy shrubs and vines you can grow almost anywhere in the USA. With so many different species and varieties, you can find the ones that suit you perfectly.
Since there are so many different varieties to choose from you can get exactly what you need for your garden. Whatever variety you choose, chances are that it will be very easy to care for. These vines grow fast and strong without much effort on your part. For this reason they make excellent plants for beginner gardeners or those who don’t want to spend a lot of time caring for their plaints.
These plants are heat hardy so they can tolerate even the hottest USA climate. They will make a great addition to your garden as vines or ground covers. Honeysuckle vines look particularly great when they bloom and produce beautiful yellow and white flowers.
Here are some quick tips on how to care for a Honeysuckle vine:
One of the most important things you need to decide is whether you want to use a trellis or another supporting structure or not. The choice is yours, because Honeysuckle plants can be grown both as vines and as ground cover plants.
Many people choose to use a trellis, an arbor, fence or another supporting structure. Honeysuckle vines love these and grow very fast so can quickly cover even the largest supporting structures. However, keep in mind that as the plant matures it will shade the lower parts of the vine. It will cause these lower portions to become woody and less attractive. In order to prevent this problem, simply thin out the top half of the vine during the dormant season. This will keep your plant healthy and strong.
You can also have your Honeysuckle vine cover an arbor. This is a perfect way to get some shade in an otherwise sunny environment. Also, you can have your Honeysuckle vine cover a fence or another supporting structure.
These vines do surprisingly well in containers and can be grown as potted plants. Many of the Honeysuckle varieties can thrive in a container but you need to provide them with adequate amount of water.
Also, in order to make your potted Honeysuckle vine happy, make sure to apply some 10-10-10 fertilizer in the beginning of the growing season. Never over-fertilize but make sure to do this at the beginning of the growing season.
Potted Honeysuckle vines can do great with supporting structures so it’s best to give them a trellis to climb or another supporting structure. You may also allow your vines to hang in a basket.
Here are some additional tips on how to care about your Honeysuckle vine: