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Beginner Flowers: Honeysuckle does not bloom

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flyinglocksmith
Montgomery, TX

June 19, 2012
2:47 PM

Post #9171867

Planted it two tears ago last spring. Vines (or runners- not sure of terminology!) out the wazoo. More of them than I can count, at least 10 feet long. But dadblastit, not one single flower ever. Thought since it grew like crazy it was doing well. Nice & green, no insect pests, looks great, but missing those sweet smelling little flowers. Any ideas?

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2012
3:39 PM

Post #9171907

Perhaps it isn't old enough. Some plants take awhile before they bloom. Some take awhile to establish a good root system before they bloom. too.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2012
5:30 PM

Post #9172039

I agree, could be it's not old enough-some things don't really get going until they've been in the ground ~3 yrs or so. But all the green growth makes me wonder if maybe it's also gotten a bit too much fertilizer? Too much nitrogen can stimulate green growth at the expense of blooms. I'd also look at how much sun it gets--too much shade could also prevent blooming.

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