Q: I am planning on purchasing several of these from you for planting this spring. I have two questions: 1) How does this plant climb, tendrils or do I have to tie it up, or something else? 2) I have just moved to Western Tennessee, and I don't know when I will be able to plant this? Do you? Also, 3) When do you ship it?
A: 1) You'll need to train it. It does not use tendrils. 2) You can plant coral honeysuckle anytime. It generally stays green year round. 3) We can ship it whenever you're ready for it.
Q: Will Coral Honeysuckle grow as high as 12 ft?
Are the flowers scented?
A: Yes, it will grow 12 feet high, though it will need support from a trellis or some other structure. They are not strongly scented.
Q: Is this an invasive species? If it grows up a tree will it eventually kill the tree?
A: It is not an invasive species. It typically doesn't grow to the tops of large trees.
Q: A family member has this in their garden, and I notice some of the vines trail along the ground. Could this be used as a groundcover?
A: Possibly, but it is unlikely to spread and be as aggressive as wintercreeper or vinca. We really haven't tried it as a groundcover.
Q: I recently purchased a few potted Coral Honeysuckle plants from you guys. How fast should I expect this to grow in part shade and moist conditions?
A: It should grow several feet this year. It will need to be trained, so provide something for it to climb. Twine would work or a trellis that the vine can wrap it self around.
Q: If this is planted on a chain-link fence, would it spread and be trained to move horizontally? Or, does it need to have a trellis or support that is the full height of it's growth? How tall should it's support be?
A: You should be able to train it to grow horizontally. A four-foot fence would be fine. Stems will keep trying to grow "up" but they can either be forced back down or trimmed.
Q: Would I be able to root lonicera from a cutting? I'm moving and you are out of the potted plants. I want to be able to plant this at my new home, too. Thanks.
A: It can be grown from cuttings. We should have plants back in stock in a couple of weeks.
Q: Does Coral Honeysuckle grow well from seeds like yellow honeysuckle, which I just read about here on your site. And would you plant the same way at yellow honeysuckle?
Thank you and sorry for all the questions this morning. Just keep thinking of them.r48j52
A: They both grow fairly well from seed. It is best to remove the pulpy flesh from the seed and rinse it well. Sow as soon as possible after processing and some may germinate by fall, but most will germinate the following spring.
Q: Is this a fairly fast grower? I want to put it on the west side of a six-foot privacy fence where it will get good afternoon sun.
A: It is fairly fast, though it will take a few years to reach full size.
Q: With this plant thrive in zone 5?
Q: Have bought a plant from you to plant this spring. I read it's a tap root, how deep and how wide do roots spread? Can it be planted in corner of wooden fence or will that hinder air flow too much for it? Thank you!
A: They seem to have more of a fibrous root system. It should be fine in the corner of a fence. You'll need to train to climb, though. The stem can wrap around wire, thin bars, twine or long, small sticks, but it does not climb using tendrils.
Q: Will coral honeysuckle do well against chain link fence?. How fast does it usually grow in full sun. How far apart shouId I space?
A: It should be fine on a chain link fence. They grow moderately fast but will take a couple of years to get full-sized. They can be spaced 4 to 8 feet apart.
Q: Will you have more Coral Honeysuckle this spring? I’m planting a fence row and need more.
A: Yes, we will have many more. They should be available in the next week or two.
Q: Will these Bloom the first year?
A: I think it is unlikely.
Q: I bought a Lonicera sempervirens from your nursery several years ago and have enjoyed it ever since. However, it is growing prodigously, with lots of roots all around the plant (which is growing up a dead tree trunk.) Does it matter when I prune it back and how I do it? I'd like to dig up some of the newer roots. Is that likely to be any sort of problem? thanks. Jane
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