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Friday - June 05, 2009

From: Valley Stream, NY
Region: Northeast
Topic: Non-Natives
Title: Care for 'Winchester' honeysuckle?
Answered by: Joe Marcus

QUESTION:

I have a Winchester honeysuckle that is now in full bloom. Do I "deadhead" the blooms after they die off?

ANSWER:

Lonicera periclymenum 'Winchester' is a cultivar of a species native to the Mediterranean region of Europe and Africa.  Pleae understand that plants not native to North America are outside our area of expertise and advocacy.

You might try University of British Columbia Botanical Gardens Forums as a source of information for care of non-native species.

 

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