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Jul 16, 2016 11:43 AM CST
|Hi: I planted a trumpet vine 3 years ago and each year after blooming, the leaves begin to yellow, brown, and then fall off. Per recommendation from a local nursery, I have tried a fungus spray, increasing water, decreasing water, and various fertilizers with no luck. Does anyone know what may be wrong with my vine? Thanks!
Update: Based on research on this site it may actually be a Honeysuckle vine....but problem is still there!
Jul 16, 2016 12:34 PM CST
Both Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans) and Honeysuckle Honeysuckles (Lonicera) are deciduous vines and will usually lose their leaves in the fall but I'm sure climatic/weather conditions as well as insect/pest damage can cause early leaf drop as well.
There are fungal diseases that affect Lonicera: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/honeysuckle-disease-49514.html and I wonder if perhaps your plant might be suffering from fungal leaf blight? https://www.google.com/search?q=Lonicera+fungal+leaf+blight&...
This page gives information on control of the leaf blight: http://nac.unl.edu/documents/diseasetrees/chap11.pdf
Hopefully others more knowledgeable with Lonicera will be able to offer advice and tips.
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