Helpful Gardening Tips
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
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.