HONEYSUCKLE VINE - Lonicera x heckrotti

Asked April 2, 2017, 5:07 PM EDT

I planted a honeysuckle vine last summer and it really thrived and filled out the trellis it was climbing. My well-meaning neighbor cut back the entire honeysuckle today to about a height of 6 inches. 1) Will it die? 2) Is there any special care I can give it to prevent it from dying or to help it grow again this season? 3) I read it probably won't flower this season, is this true? 4) In the future, what care should be given to the plant?

Hennepin County Minnesota honeysuckle vine

3 Responses

The plant in question is actually not a shrub, but a honeysuckle vine. Does your answer still hold true?

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/honeysuckle/prune-honeysuckle-plants.htm
http://www.doityourself.com/stry/honeysuckle-vine-pruning-tips
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/prune-old-honeysuckle-vine-41844.html

The vine won't bloom this year but it should survive. Pruning recommendations for honeysuckle vines and shrubs are similar but not quite identical. Sorry for answering your question too quickly and not paying as much as I should.