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Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle is a very low maintenance plant and is seldom bothered by pests. It is suitable for a shrub border, but it is most striking when the vine is trained to climb against a wall or up into a larger shrub or tree.

Honeysuckle needs full sun, but will tolerate light shade with fewer flowers and berries. Almost any well-drained soil will do. They are best planted in the fall, and rarely need pruning unless insects are a problem. Shape hedges twice each summer. If planting as a hedge, space shrubs about three feet apart.