Honeysuckle’s bewitching fragrance and delicate, tube-shaped flowers make it a classic addition to the garden. This familiar vine is quite hardy and easily grown in a wide variety of soils and climates. Many cultivars are available, with many different flower colors, habits and cultural requirements. Some species are even North American natives, specifically adapted to the conditions of their particular region. Honeysuckle vine is best propagated by a simple process called layering. With a little patience, you can successfully propagate a whole new crop of plants from your favorite honeysuckle vine.
Choose a long, healthy branch of a honeysuckle vine in late spring or early summer. Use a sharp knife to gently nick the outer bark of the vine about a foot from the growing tip, leaving it attached to the parent plant.
Apply a small amount of rooting hormone powder onto the cut with the cotton swab, using care not to inhale the powder or get it on your skin.
Fill a 4-inch pot with potting soil and bury it a few inches deep in the ground, within reach of the cut section of the vine.
Bend the 4-inch piece of wire in half to make a pin, and press it down to secure the cut portion of the vine to the soil in the pot.
Moisten the soil in the pot and cover it with two inches of organic mulch.
Wait three to four months, and then carefully check the pot for roots. When the vine is well rooted, remove it from the parent plant by snipping the parent vine with pruning shears a few inches above the newly established root system.
Keep the pot evenly moist in a partially shaded location until it fills with roots and your new honeysuckle vine is ready to be transplanted into a larger pot or the ground.