Crimson Honeysuckle Probs

Discussion in 'Vines and Climbers' started by NicoleDallal, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. NicoleDallal

    NicoleDallal Member

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    Columbia, NJ USA
    Hello all, I hope you can help...
    4 years ago I planted 2 crimson honeysuckles. they did extremely well until this year.
    last year, or the year before, I planted 3 more. they did well last year.
    This year, all 5 are having trouble. They sprouted new growth and flower buds, but then the flower buds deformed and mutated. Then they turned black, along with the new shoots- almost as if they had been blowtorched!
    I looked up red spider mites, but I dont see any witches brooms, nor do the little red bugs I've seen look like the pics of red spider mites.
    Any ideas? I was going to spray the underside of the leaves with veg oil and dish detergent solution, but since I dont see any mites, webs or brooms, is there a point?
    Thanks for ANY help!
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    WA USA (Z8)
    Take sample pieces to nearest Cooperative Extension office.

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