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Lonicera, 15 months in 4 years 3 months ago #11635

Last year May I have the oppertunity to pull a lonicera from a garden. After multiple repottings, thinning of the number of stems, their height and getting the foliage to tone down the growth habit, this is where it has gotten to. Mei 2013 to july 2014:


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Lonicera, 15 months in 4 years 3 months ago #11637

Looking good - I did something similar with a Lonicera Serotina, planted 25 years ago in my garden, dug up December 2012 as it looked very poorly, thriving now in its pot. Suggest you remove any flower buds as they develop (it you aren't already) to keep the vigour for leaves & branch development

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Lonicera, 15 months in 4 years 3 months ago #11639

lol,

I am not allowing it to extend as far as to create flower buds, as branches get too strong (Big leaves) too quickly. Cutting back after 5 leave pairs have formed, back the first set. Roughly every 6 weeks I need to trim. Getting nice ramnification bu now. Cannot wait for winter to thin & wire.
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Lonicera, 15 months in 4 years 3 months ago #11649

good choice with pot, it goes nicely with the branch structure and bark.

epic! ;)
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Lonicera, 15 months in 4 years 3 months ago #11652

Just realized.. On this picture it looks like there is hardly any foliage on the plant. Looking from above (Right into the chopped-of tops which have not been wored on yet.. you get a better impression og the crown starting to fill up..

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Lonicera, 15 months in 2 years 4 months ago #21893

Movingtwo years ahead in time. Yesterday was trimming day in my garden. One of the victims was this tree, which is now startng to come together:




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Lonicera, 15 months in 2 years 4 months ago #21917

leatherback wrote: Movingtwo years ahead in time. Yesterday was trimming day in my garden. One of the victims was this tree, which is now startng to come together:


I like where this is going.
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Lonicera, 15 months in 1 year 6 months ago #31650

Slowly but surely this is turning into something nice. Almost time for a haircut!


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Lonicera, 15 months in 1 year 6 months ago #31665

Absolutely beautiful trees.

Im green with envy
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Lonicera, 15 months in 3 months 1 week ago #42255

Still getting denser. I lost a tunk over winter however :(

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