Pruning honeysuckle

Unlike its delicate name suggests, honeysuckle is a surprisingly tough plant with little pruning required.



1. During spring simply remove older shoots of the honeysuckle. Spring pruning encourages later flowering. If you would like the plant to flower earlier, wait to prune until after the plants bloom in late spring or early summer. 

2. With re-blooming cultivars, prune the plants lightly after any flush of flowers to help force out new growth. These vigorous vines are rarely if ever bothered by either pests or diseases.