Honey Suckle Vine Yellow Leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Naperville, IL
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Question by sabear7
June 2, 2006
I have a Honey Suckle Vine thats doing better this year than last. Last year we determined it had mites. We sprayed but it was too late. It stopped growing and the leaves turned brown. It didn't die. My husband cut it low to the ground. This year we sprayed it before it got started to grow. We got a lot of rain this spring, Some leaves are huge! Nice green color. Others inside the vine are yellow and Brown spots. Is there still a problem?, insect or too much rain? I water if it is dry and I feed once in a while. The honey suckle has orange blooms not sure of the variety.
What is causing the yellow and brown on leaves??
Thank you

Answer from NGA
June 2, 2006
If the foliage in the center or inside of the plant is yellowing and developing brown spots it could indicate poor air circulation (leading to a fungal disease). I would prune out all the stems with off-color foliage to both remove the possibility of spreading the disease and to open the center up to better air circulation. Pruning out the affected plant parts will allow your honeysuckle to concentrate its efforts on continuing to keep the healthy plant parts healthy. Enjoy your honeysuckle!

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