|How do I make a new start from an existing Honeysuckle vine?
|Answer from NGA
June 16, 1999
|Lonicera (Honeysuckle) is easy to propagate through a technique called layering. Choose a branch that reaches the ground and is long enough to anchor at soil level and still have a few inches of stem and leaves above ground. Simply bend a flexible branch down to ground level, dig a 3"-4" hole where the branch comes in contact with the soil, slit the stem with a sharp knife and wedge it open with a toothpick or small stone. Then pull the branch down and peg it firmly into the soil with a piece of bent wire. Fill the hole up to where the top of the branch protrudes. Roots will eventually form where the slit is. When new growth appears from the top of the branch (indicating it's rooted), cut the branch from the parent plant and transplant it.
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