Helpful Gardening Tips
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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone - Grows in zones 4 to 8
Bloom Season - Summer
Bloom Color - Pale pinks to reds
Height at Maturity - 5 to 20 feet
Soil Type Preferred - Well-drained
Sun or Shade - Full sun to partial shade
It is recommended to plant in the spring or fall as the roots prefer cold and moist conditions to establish itself properly.
The leaves of this vine are dark green to blue-green and are oval.
In summer, the flowers on this vine bloom in clusters on the branches' tips and come in colors such as pastel pinks and vibrant reds.
Typically these flowers are heavily scented and an excellent attractant for butterflies. Red and orange berries replace the flower blooms in the fall.
Honeysuckle vines can grow up to 5 to 20 feet tall, and it grows well trained along a fence line or trellis.
Honeysuckle vines are not particular when it comes to soil types, but it grows best when the soil drains well.
The vine prefers full sun for the most voracious blooms, but it will tolerate partial shade. After planted, it must be thoroughly watered at least once a week. It is best to keep the area around the roots moist but not soggy. After it is established, it is drought tolerant and requires much less watering.
Honeysuckle vines can become woody at their base over time; this can be counteracted by cutting back one or two branches near the ground, encouraging new growth. Winter is the best time to prune overly congested areas of growth or broken branches.
Honeysuckle vines respond well to severe pruning if needed, such as with wild overgrowth, the vine will recover again in spring.