Lonicera - blight or mold

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  1. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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    I have have a lonicera vine(honeysuckle) which was propigated at UBC. Its growing extremely well but last summer it got a severe blight that seemed to destroy the leaves. It is planted in clay soil on the west side of a fence and gets reasonable sun for about 6 hours. Is there a way of preventing this blight or should I move it to a different location and if so where?
  2. HortLine

    HortLine Active Member 10 Years

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    Vancouver, BC
    Your Mandarin honeysuckle probably has
    a mildew problem. This could be the
    result of rainy seasons and/or overhead
    watering. If the latter, we suggest you only water from the base of the plant.

    Try to have plenty of space around the
    plant & prune so that there will be good
    air circulation.

    If problem persists, one may use a
    teaspoon of baking soda and a teaspoon
    of Safer's soap in one gallon of water.

    Clean up & destroy infected leaves by
    throwing out in the garbage.

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