Three questions! - Knowledgebase Question

Knoxville, Te
Question by jason73
May 4, 2010
Here is a link for reference (

1) I have a bush, not sure what it is. I think it is some kind of honeysuckle, but not sure. If it is, is this a good time to cut it back or should I wait until after flowering? (Shrub 1)
2) Otto Luykens have finished blooming, can I cut them back?
3) This pine looks dead, should I cut it down?

Answer from NGA
May 4, 2010


Unless your shrub produces flowers that look like a honeysuckle, I'm not convinced it is - but I could be wrong. It looks to me like a very healthy photinia (red tip photinia). If you have a different opinion, send a photo when it is in bloom and we'll be able to positively determine its identity. I wouldn't prune it until after it flowers. You can prune your Otto Lykens now and, yes, your pine tree should be cut down. I don't think there's any hope for it! Probably make good fire wood, though. Thanks for the photos!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Dan Bachman 2006 seedlings"