Dropmore honeysuckle is a climbing shrub with vibrant-colored flowers that range from dark red to yellow. Dropmore honeysuckle is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 10. It can handle nearly any soil type and can also handle full or partial sun. As a climbing shrub, dropmore honeysuckle grows quickly, nearly 6 feet a year. Pruning dropmore honeysuckle will keep its shape in check and allow for more blooms in the spring.
Remove any remaining flowers. Trim away dead and damaged foliage at the base of the wood. This keeps the dropmore honeysuckle healthy.
Cut off all protruding side shoots at the base to keep the honeysuckle's shape. Remove between half and two-thirds of the side shoots.
Cut the top off of the honeysuckle to about 5 or 6 feet. Untangle any of the vines and remove them from the plant.
Dispose of all the pruning cuts in a compost bin or the trash.