Q:

When should I trim a honeysuckle bush?

A:

Honeysuckles are vigorous plants that should be pruned in early spring. The Japanese variety can be pruned after it shows signs of new growth, while the Dutch variety should be pruned while it’s still dormant.

The honeysuckle thrives in sunny locations and is known for its trumpet-shaped fragrant flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Honeysuckles are either shrubs or vines and either variety can become overgrown. If grown as hedges, they can reach 15 feet tall. The vines, when supported by a trellis, can grow up to 20 feet tall.

When selecting a new honeysuckle plant, avoid the Tararian (Lonicera tararian) and Japanese (Lonicera japonica) honeysuckle varieties because they are invasive.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    How do you trim a pyracantha bush?

    A:

    Pyracantha, or firethorn, is an evergreen shrub hardy in USDA zones 6 through 9. It adds brightly colored berries to the landscape during the cooler months and flowers at other times. It grows rapidly and requires frequent trimming.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Are honeysuckle berries poisonous?

    A:

    According to Eat the Weeds, there are 180 varieties of honeysuckles. Some have edible berries, but most have toxic berries. Careful identification would be needed to eat berries from honeysuckle plants. However, they do have nectar inside their flowers that is safe for people to consume.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a golden trumpet tree?

    A:

    Tabebuia chrysotricha, or golden trumpet tree, is a small, tropical tree that flowers in early spring. According to the University of Florida, it is deciduous, with a spreading, rounded canopy and silvery leaves with fuzzy tan undersides. It produces bright yellow, trumpet-shaped blossoms in the spring.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is an Oklahoma Redbud?

    A:

    The Oklahoma redbud is a tree that blooms during the early spring. The mature tree reaches 20 to 30 feet in height. The foliage on the Oklahoma redbud is green, and the flowers are pink and red.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore