Japanese honeysuckle is an ideal plant for balconies and terraces.
If you grow it in a large capacity, soon it will turn into a lush Bush.
Honeysuckle is valued for its beautiful fragrant flowers that appear in summer.
Japanese honeysuckle occurs naturally in Eastern Asia. It grows in Japan, Korea, Southeast China and Taiwan.
Japanese honeysuckle requires minimal care and, in addition, can grow outdoors year-round. This plant can grow without pruning.
However, Japanese honeysuckle can also regularly prune to maintain compact form. In any case, March is a little to shorten the adults, woody stems.
In the summer due to the prolonged period of flowering Japanese honeysuckle becomes a wonderful decoration of balconies and terraces.
In the remaining time it leaves and stems are a good protection from prying eyes of neighbors.
Flowers of Japanese honeysuckle are used in traditional Chinese medicine because of their antibacterial action. Dried leaves of the Japanese honeysuckle are used to treat bruises.
Japanese honeysuckle can reach 7.5 m in height. Its twining stems will eventually woody and turn a dark purple.
Over time, they turn into a thick tent. The oval glossy leaves are painted in light green and covered with soft fuzz.
Fragrant flowers of Japanese honeysuckle pairs appear on young shoots. They are white or pale yellow, often with violet tint. Each flower reaches 3 to 4 cm in diameter.
Japanese honeysuckle sometimes it blooms from June to October, although flowering usually ends in August. From July until the autumn place the flowers appear red berries.
Japanese honeysuckle is the perfect vine to drape over large surfaces — high fences or walls. Put it in the door or near the window, where you can enjoy the luxurious aroma of her flowers.
Japanese honeysuckle can be propagated from cuttings, seeds or cuttings, which are cut as with woody and green stems.
The first mentioned method is the easiest and brings the best success. This procedure is recommended in spring or autumn. Make the stem of honeysuckle on a few vertical cuts on the segment of length 2.5 cm.
Notched part of the stem with a metal or wire staples fasten in the ground (to do this, fill a small container and place it next to the mother plant). Over time, in the place where you made your cuts, you should see roots.
A year after rooting the young plants separate it from the parent instance and take care of him as an adult.
If young stems of plants are deformed and the plant grows slowly, it means that the reason for this phenomenon may be the defeat of honeysuckle aphids.
In the case of major damage, remove the affected by pests fragments (stems, leaves and flowers) and destroy them.
If the lesion is very serious, every 10 days, treat the plant with systemic insecticide. Repeat until the complete destruction of the pests.
Small green spots on the leaves of honeysuckle or large brown spots, which eventually wither and fade can be a symptom of the blight.
Remove all diseased leaves of plants and destroy them, and the plant itself treat the appropriate fungicidal medicine. In two weeks repeat the procedure to ensure that the disease does not recur.
In particularly hot days and during active growth, water the plant more abundant. In winter, when the Japanese honeysuckle is in the resting stage, watering should be very economical.
During intensive growth every two weeks feed the plant complex fertilizer. The dosage is set using the existing instructions on the package.
Japanese honeysuckle is an absolutely undemanding plant. It is growing even in
such conditions, which do not fully comply with its requirements.
Plant Japanese honeysuckle in a large container filled with soil has good water resistant qualities.
Add in the ground a little humus. In the spring, change the top layer of soil in a flower pot.
Honeysuckle grows best in partial shade. The ideal conditions are created when the roots of the plants are in the shade, and the upper part — in the sun.
Honeysuckle is quite hardy plant that tolerates very low temperatures.
However, in cold winters can freeze. Ensure her protection in the event of severe frosts. Japanese honeysuckle can often be found on sale.
Buy it in the spring and planted in pots in the period from April to may. Choose a strong, healthy young specimens.