Answer: Prune the honeysuckle bushes in early spring (unless you have "Winter Honeysuckle", this variety blooms very early on old wood and should be pruned immediately after flowering). Remove any wood that is dead, damaged, or simply old. Old branches look "shaggy" and are often brittle. I would not shear them, get some hand pruners and take out the branches from the base, about 1/3 of them for now. Next spring, take out another 1/3, the following season, the remaining 1/3. With this program, you will completely rejuvenate the shrub on the "3 Year Plan".
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