Asked on Jun 19, 2019

How can I move a honey suckling plant without killing it?

Lynn SorrellJoy30150932Kelli L. Milligan


3 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jun 19, 2019

    Don't worry, you won't kill it. Just. Cut back and get a,big chunk of the root.

  • Joy30150932
    on Jun 19, 2019

    Water it well before moving. Be sure to dig deep enough to get all of the roots. Put into a hole with some compost and water and insert plant., leaving an indentation around the plant to catch the water or rain. You can also add a bit of Shake and Feed fertilizer to the hole before you plant.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Jun 19, 2019

    Move it when it's dormant depending where you live? mid-late fall before ground freezes. wet soil dig around rootball so you do not damage root systems especially main root(s) keep root ball moist dig new hole 2x the size of root ball(side to side & deep) if ground is really hard add some potting soil into hole then rootball/honeysuckle add remaining dirt you removed then tamp down soil water well until no bubbles are coming up and ground is soaked so no airpockets in ground remain. do not cover base of plant with soil only put in ground to where soil and plant stalks meet. do not add any fertilizer to inside of hole it may burn plant roots. if you feel you must add some do it to top of soil mixing in dirt to outer edges of root ball line/canopy of top of plant and use slow release or water soluble like miracle grow. something easy on plant that will get into soil by the time it begins to regrow in compostt mixed into soil is best for soil healthy soil equals healthy plants.treat soil not plants

    • Lynn Sorrell
      on Jun 20, 2019

      Yes Autumn and Mid-Late Fall is the samething as long as ground is not frozen & you can dig in it,even early winter.Honeysuckle is very a hardy prolific grower blooms/grows best in full sun great for bees,butterflies,and hummingbirds

Your comment...