I have put in 2 Beautiful Mandarin Honeysuckle plants in one of my gardens. I live in the west suburbs of Illinois. When I do my “winterizing”, should I cut them down? Or, do I leave the stems on the trelis? Please, if you could, an e-mail on this would be helpful. The
plants are so beautiful,and have a long season of blooming. Thank you,
Anne M. Porcaro
Honeysuckle vines are vigorous growers and bloomers. They can be pruned for shape and size, and will appreciate a hard pruning (down to 18-24″) every few years. Trimming unruly stems to keep the honeysuckle under control can be done at any time during the season. Hard pruning should be done in late fall or winter and only on healthy plants.