Lonicera fragrantissima...Won't Bloom

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  1. cbale224

    cbale224 Active Member

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    I have a Lonicer frgrantissima shrub (more than 5 years old) that I can't get to to bloom. The shrub is in dappled light and gets enough moisture. I have been gardening for more than 15 years and this just confounds me...Any suggestions.

     
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    Acerholic Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    My Honeysuckle in it's first few years was rather temperamental in flowering, I did wonder if it was in the right position as there was not enough sunlight. You say yours is in dappled light. This maybe your problem. I moved mine to full sun and the following year lots of fragrant flowers. Although it can take two to three years after moving to settle down. They are a bit like Clematis, feet moist and upper in lots of sun to thrive. I do mulch mine each season also.
    As yours is a Winter flowering shrub, Jan to March and it needs sun to flourish, consider how much sun it is actually receiving prior to flowering. Yours possibly not enoug !!??
    Hope that's of a little help to you.
     
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    That was very helpful...Thank you, greatly appreciated.
     
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    Acerholic Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    Your welcome, do let the forum know how it progresses.
     
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    I am looking for a new spot with more sun so I will let you know if that solves the problem for me...I'm thinking it should.
     

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