young Lonicera

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  1. josephine

    josephine Active Member

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    i just planted a young Lonicera periclymenum. it was growing well at first then i noticed the older leaves were getting yellowish. is this a sign am not doing everything right?
     

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    Its got a bad case of mildew by the looks of it, it also looks very congested on its cane, can you not untie it and spread the stems out?
     
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    Will do that. Thank you.
     
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    Too much water.
     
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    This plant is flowering and fruiting even now in NJ, Z7! It's a surprise to see and smell these flowers at a time of year when you can see your breath!
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Purple or purplish leaves on the newer parts of the foliage are characteristic of 'Serotina'.

    http://images.google.com/images?hl=...riclymenum+serotina"&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=1

    Maybe yours was more purple earlier in the year, and will be again next spring. Purple leaf color is one of those things that tends to deteriorate badly in hot climates. If it's consistently green only throughout the season that may indicate it is actually another variety.
     
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    This vine has plenty of purple at certain times. Not sure if it correlates with heat or fertilizer or moisture or ???.

    Kinda shocking to see robust flowers and fruit as its been cold enough to snow!
     
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    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I have two varieties of the native Lonicera sempervirens and they are still blooming with berries. I'm just south of you in Maryland. They usually start blooming in early June and bloom on and off until hard frost in my zone 7 garden.

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    Great to have fragrance in the garden in autumn.
    This vine is finally established. I think that explains so many flowers this late in the year.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Later bloom is also characteristic of 'Serotina'. Most L. periclymenum do not flower after the main bloom in early summer, but certain named selections including 'Graham Thomas' and 'Serotina' continue on or get a second wind. 'Serotina' may also start later as well, I'm not sure - I've got a 'Serotina' growing on the ground in one garden and on a fence in another. (The first garden also has 'Graham Thomas' up a tree). 'Belgica' and 'Serotina' have been differentiated as Early Dutch and Late Dutch honeysuckles, respectively.

    'Graham Thomas' was selected after Mr. Thomas notice it flowering during Septemer in an English hedgerow.
     

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