Answer: The easiest way to train your honeysuckle is to plant it in the center of the trellis, not at one side. This way you can allow it to grow upward and it will fan out as it grows. Failing that, you can train it but remember that its natural tendency is to grow upward, with additional stems emerging from the roots, eventually widening the base of the plant. I would guide a few of the stems along the trellis and allow the remaining stems to grow upward. Since honeysuckles bloom on new shoots, you'll want to encourage new growth by pruning the main stems back in late winter or early spring, just as new growth begins. The stems you train horizontally should sprout new upward growth, especially if you pinch out the tip of the stem (which encourages lateral growth). Hope this information is helpful!
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