Honeysuckle Vine Care


There are many different varieties of honeysuckle; some are evergreens while others are deciduous. They all prefer full sun locations, though they may tolerate some shade late in the day. Honeysuckles are useful for adding color and fragrance to your garden and attracting beneficial wildlife. Some of the wildlife attracted are honey bees, bumble bees, humming birds, butterflies and lady bugs. Encouraging these animals will keep garden pests to a minimum and ensure pollination of your other plants.

Step 1

Plant honeysuckle vines 2 to 3 feet apart, once the danger of frost has past. The root balls should be planted at a depth of at least 8 inches in to the ground.

Step 2

Layer mulch around the base of each plant to hold in water and protect the roots during winter.

Step 3

Water honeysuckle vines every two to three days until new growth appears. Then water once per week. Add fertilizer in the spring and fall.

Step 4

Prune honeysuckle vines in late February to early March. Remove dead or weak stems. During the season remove any dead or dying branches to allow new growth to grow and bloom.

Things You'll Need

  • Prepared garden bed
  • Mulch
  • Fertilizer


  • Abouthoneysuckle.com: Growing Honesuckle
  • Different Kinds of Plants.com: How to Plant and Care for A Honeysuckle vine
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Currently residing in Myrtle Beach, SC, Tammy Curry began writing agricultural and frugal living articles in 2004. Her articles have appeared in the Mid-Atlantic Farm Chronicle and Country Family Magazine. Ms. Curry has also written SEO articles for textbroker.com. She holds an associate's degree in science from Jefferson College of Health Sciences.