honeysuckle is easy, as they generally require no aftercare
to thrive, aside from occasional pruning. Once a suitable site
is selected, the hole should be dug large enough for the root
system to spread out. The roots should be only a few inches
underneath the surface of the soil, as they require air to grow
properly. Once in place, the plant should be watered.
honeysuckle should be done in an area of moist, alkaline soil
for best results. This is not required, however, as varieties
of honeysuckle will grow in dry or acidic soil as well. They
can be planted just about anywhere that has full sun, although
some will survive in areas of partial shade. The hardiness
of honeysuckle will depend on the species or cultivar. When
planting honeysuckle vines, there should be a trellis or fence
to climb, and they climb by twining. This means that they
will not be able to climb a wall that does not have anything
to twine aroung.
honeysuckle is usually done in the early spring, to allow
the root system to strengthen enough for the coming winter.
Honeysuckle may need to be pruned after they are planted.
This should also be done in early spring or late winter, removing
old and dead growth, as honeysuckle will flower on new growth
only. Some species of honeysuckle should be pruned in early
winter, after the first frost. Ask a garden center about when
and how to prune specific honeysuckle.