Honeysuckle Tatarskaya - unpretentious beauty

Decorative honeysuckle is an infrequent guest in Russian gardens. You will still see liana Caprifol, but there are practically no shrub species. It's a pity. Let's try to prove this using the example of Tatarskaya honeysuckle.

Honeysuckle Tatarskaya: description of the plant

What do you first pay attention to when you see a beauty? That's right, in appearance.

Even if you plant wild Tatar honeysuckle in the garden, which grows freely in Russia in the Volga region, Altai, Urals and Siberia, disappointment will not follow.

In the hierarchical structure of the botanical classification of the plant, the Tatar honeysuckle species belongs to the genus Honeysuckle of the Honeysuckle family. It is interesting that the well-known Valerian, Snowberry, Weigela belong to the same family.

We will describe it, but first let's see.

Honeysuckle Tatarskaya: an overview - video

As you can see, honeysuckle in the absence of care can form real thickets.

Plant appearance

It is a deciduous shrub up to 3 meters high and up to 2 meters in diameter. In the axils of oblong leaves 3–6 cm long, there are paired flowers about 2 cm in size.

Honeysuckle Tatarskaya at the time of flowering

The blooming of the Tatar honeysuckle, starting from May-June and lasting up to a month, is an amazing sight. The white-pink cloud of inflorescences exudes a sweet aroma and attracts many insects, the rumble of which can be heard from afar.

Using honeysuckle and shrubs that bloom at the same time, for example, forsythia, cidonis, lilacs, you can literally organize a paradise garden.

Young shoots of honeysuckle are yellow, smooth, after 5–7 years the bark turns gray and peels off, leaves in stripes, this is normal.

Typical bark condition for an adult bush

Fruits are spherical, often fused in pairs at the bottom, with a diameter of about 6 mm. Color from yellowish to red, inedible, those that are commonly called "wolf berries".

Berries often grow in pairs

The berries are very decorative, but there is one drawback: they are not edible, moreover, they are often poisonous.

Having admired the beauty enough, it does not interfere with getting acquainted with her character.

Features of the growth of Tatar honeysuckle

The character of our beauty is flexible:

  • Are there harsh winters in your land? Nothing, and not so seen, it is not necessary to cover, like many varieties of roses.
  • Is there a drought in the summer? We can make it through without watering. Only if it really comes out in summer without rains, you will have to water it every two or three weeks.
  • Is there a road near the site and you can feel the air pollution? It's time to fence off the road with a green hedge of bushes, honeysuckle is familiar to such conditions.

According to some sources, honeysuckle can grow on salty soils. And taking into account the fact that most of the water purification systems of country houses are based on the use of saline solutions with their subsequent discharge through the sewer into the drainage, Tatarskaya honeysuckle can act as a land recultivator in drainage areas.

Varieties of Tatar honeysuckle

Through the labor of breeders, Tatar honeysuckle acquired cultural relatives. These ornamental varieties can become a highlight of the garden landscape, and what is valuable, do not require excessive maintenance.

Rosea variety

The most widespread variety in Russia, in 2001 it was registered in the State Register of Plants. The bush is large, it can reach up to 4 meters in height, and the pyramidal crown is up to 2 meters in diameter. It grows intensively.

The pink May buds of honeysuckle turn into bright pink bell flowers in early June, and this miracle lasts about three weeks.

Fruit color is orange.

The variety is drought-resistant, resistance to diseases and pests is average. Its salt tolerance is noted.

Considering the large size of the shrub, it is recommended for the creation of hedges.

Spectacular bloom of pink Rosea

Hack Red variety

Unlike the pale pink Rosea Hack Red, it blooms with a deep red. The berries are the same color.

Red Flowers Hack Red

Elegans variety

Are you unhappy with the shades of red on Hack Red for some reason? Then take a closer look at the Elegans honeysuckle. She also has a red base color, but diluted with pink strokes along the flower.

Elegant flowers Elegans

Zabelii cultivar

The light burgundy color of the buds and this variety of honeysuckle is magnificent.

Blooming branch of Zabelii

Its fruits at the end of summer are no less spectacular.

Poured Zabelii berries

Arnold Red

You need to have a rich imagination and an artist's eye in order to correctly describe the variety of colors of honeysuckle varieties. For this variety, there was such a description: "bright purple-pink" flowers. And that looks like.

This variety is easily recognizable by its pronounced oval-lanceolate leaves.

Her fruits are paired, red. Gas and smoke resistance of the variety is noted, so the plant grows well in urban conditions.

Highlights of honeysuckle care

To begin with, a lonely bush with the most magnificent characteristics will not be able to please you with exuberant flowering. Honeysuckle, like no other plant, loves to grow in the neighborhood of other varieties. It doesn't matter if it's a decorative species or edible honeysuckle, you need at least three different varieties for cross-pollination.


Honeysuckle is not demanding on the soil, but it will best develop on loamy and sandy loam lands.... Wetlands and clayey places are not for her. All the splendor of flowering is best manifested in a sunny place, but partial shade is also suitable.

But in the shade, the flowers will shrink and turn pale, the bush will begin to bare below. It is for this reason that it is not recommended to thicken the planting.

The size of the planting pits is 40x40x40 cm, compost or humus (about a third of the volume) and mineral fertilizers are added to the fertile soil. Such filling of the pit will be enough for at least 10 years of the plant's life, you can forget about feeding for this time.

Current care

The most important care element is pruning the honeysuckle.


Broken and mature branches are cut out in early spring. Branches older than 5–7 years old begin to thicken the shrub, moreover, they are more likely to be susceptible to diseases and pests.

Honeysuckle before (1) and after (2) pruning - old and broken branches removed

At the same time, shape pruning of honeysuckle, planted as a hedge, is carried out. All varieties of Honeysuckle Tatarskaya tolerate such pruning well.


Regular watering of honeysuckle is not needed, it is drought-resistant, but in case of persistent drought, 3-5 buckets under the bush should be poured.

Pests and diseases

Caring for a plant also means combating its pests and diseases.

Unfortunately, in recent years, there have been cases of settlements on honeysuckle, a bowl on the tops of shoots, and various types of aphids.

Consequences of the aphid invasion

As control measures, you can use:

  • insecticidal preparations Actellik, Iskra and others;
  • biologics Fitoverm, Green soap, etc .;
  • folk remedies using onions, garlic, ash, etc.
  • mechanical destruction of insects.

When using drugs, especially insecticidal ones, you must strictly follow the instructions for the time of use and their dosage!

Well, do not forget about the fight against garden ants, lovers of "milk" aphids.

Of the diseases, honeysuckle is most often affected by cercosporosis and powdery mildew. Cercosporosis is manifested by the formation of rounded spots on the leaves, they dry out.

Characteristic spots with cercospora

Powdery mildew is characterized by the appearance of gray or white bloom on the leaves.

Leaves with powdery mildew are covered with such a bloom.

Since both of these diseases are caused by fungi, their treatment is similar: spraying with fungicides and Bordeaux mixture, removing and burning diseased leaves.


The main breeding methods of Tatarskaya honeysuckle are cuttings and with the help of layering. The advantage of the first method is the ability to obtain a large number of seedlings from one bush, the second - in its simplicity. There are two useful videos on this topic. They talk about edible honeysuckle, but for Tatar honeysuckle, the approach to reproduction is the same.

Honeysuckle cuttings - video

If you need to get one or two seedlings, then the easiest way to do this is by rooting horizontal layers.

Reproduction by horizontal layers - video

Reproduction by seeds is laborious, requires mandatory stratification and does not guarantee the preservation of the properties of the plant from which the seeds were taken.

Gardeners reviews

The decorativeness of the Tatar honeysuckle and its unpretentious care allow you to create compositions that decorate the garden plot with minimal effort. What is especially valuable, it is not afraid of the costs of urbanization, and therefore the Tatarskaya honeysuckle is worthy of wider application on the streets and parks of our cities.

Planting plants in open ground. Fertilizers and horseradish feeding

Before planting horseradish, the soil is flavored with compost (manure). We find a semi-shaded place, it is great if legumes or grain plants were planted there before. Horseradish loves moist acidic soils.

Important! Horseradish is a rather tenacious and tenacious culture, it grows quickly under suitable conditions. Therefore, if you do not limit his space, he may begin to clog the area. And the small roots left after "poor-quality" weeding germinate easily.

The place of planting in open ground has been chosen, it is necessary to prepare the planting material: in principle, you can use both the main root and the shoots (although it is better to take the shoots, one main root can have 4-6 roots). It is necessary to dig up the spine and cut it off, it is desirable that the diameter of the material is about 1-1.5 cm, and the length is up to 20 cm.

Planting outdoors is done in spring or autumn. Horseradish is not afraid of the cold, so both early spring and late autumn are suitable. If the roots are to get into the open ground in the spring, then they must be properly preserved in the winter so that they remain fresh, not sluggish. Keep the material in a cellar or basement, covered with earth.

Important! It should be noted where the spine has the upper part, where the lower one, so as not to be confused when landing.

When planning to plant horseradish, we clean the root cuttings from small processes, without affecting the areas above and below the root, where roots and leaves are then formed. It is better to bury it obliquely, the distance between the roots is from 30 cm, sprinkle with earth on top by about 4-5 cm.

An important stage in growing a crop is feeding. Fertilizers are applied even on rich soils, only the dose varies. In autumn, before digging, organic matter is introduced (up to 10 kg / m2) or in spring (up to 8 kg / m2). At the same time, it is fertilized with superphosphate and potassium chloride. Such a mixture of fertilizers improves the structure of the soil, microorganisms in the soil work more actively, which increases acidity and adds nutrients. If the soil is too acidic, liming is carried out in autumn (up to 0.8 kg / m2). In the spring, mineral fertilizers are used with the addition of potassium, nitrogen, phosphorus.

Control the plant, it can spread strongly over the site

Growing from seeds

Planting a crop begins with the preparation and germination of seeds. This variety is not hybrid, so seeds can be harvested from fruits from the previous harvest. Or buy in a specialized store.

You need to start germinating seeds 60-65 days before planting in a permanent place in an open ground or greenhouse. Mid or late March, depending on the length of the summer season.

Seed preparation

Includes their processing. First you need to select the most viable seeds that will give a good harvest. The selection process takes place in a specially prepared liquid.

Add a pinch of salt to a glass of water, place the seeds and mix thoroughly. Leave it on for a few minutes. As a result, all empty seeds should float up.

Further, they are disinfected. For a quick procedure, prepare a weak manganese solution. Place the seeds there for 20-30 minutes.

In order to improve germination, create strong immunity in a young seedling, and in an adult plant to increase productivity, prepare the following solution:

  • dilute baking soda
  • add 4 drops of Fitosporin and the juice of the aloe plant
  • place the seeds in this composition overnight.

Also, the solution provides disinfection.

The purchased seeds do not need to be processed.

The seeds must be hardened. They are wrapped in damp gauze and placed in the refrigerator for a day.

Sowing seeds

For planting, you will need a small container in the form of a wooden box or peat cup.

The composition of the soil should be light and contain organic matter. Land is purchased ready-made or made independently. Harvesting begins 2 weeks before use.

To prepare the soil you will need:

  • 2 parts of turf land
  • 1 part: sand, ash, rotted manure and peat.

After that, the earth is disinfected by calcining in the oven and impregnating with a manganese solution. The soil is dried and placed in cellophane. They are removed to a dark place to restore useful microflora.

Sequential steps for planting seeds:

  • fill the container 2/3 with soil
  • put 2-3 seeds in one place
  • keep a distance between seeds of 3 cm
  • sprinkle with a layer of earth on top
  • moisten the soil with a spray bottle
  • cover with plastic wrap.

Place containers in a dark place. The ambient temperature should be around + 25C.

Read more about germinating tomato seeds for seedlings here.

Seedling care

Shoots appear in 4-7 days. The container with herbs is transferred to a cooler place for hardening. The temperature should not drop below 16 C. A balcony, veranda or other similar room is suitable for this.

The film must be removed gradually to give the seedlings time to get used to the new temperature. Start at 2-3 o'clock in the daytime and gradually increase it.

The ambient temperature should not be high. Otherwise, the seedlings will begin to actively grow. This will lead to poor adaptation and survival of the plant after transplanting.

Seedling care includes:

  • Lighting. Good growth is ensured by constant natural light for at least 16 hours a day. If there is a drawback in it, you need to extend the daylight hours with the help of artificial lamps.
  • Watering. Irrigate the soil under young shoots from a spray bottle.
  • Top dressing. 2 weeks after germination, make the first top dressing. To do this, use slightly diluted natural organic matter in the form of manure or poultry droppings.

When caring for delicate seedlings, try to keep moisture out of the leaves.

Transplanting seedlings

The next step in caring for seedlings is picking. The process of transplanting young shoots into a large container of 200-500 ml. It is carried out on the 8-14th day, when the plant has two leaves.

This procedure can be neglected if the seeds were originally planted in separate large cups. Then, for full-fledged growth, they have enough space and there is no contact with the leaves of a neighboring shoot.

The sprout is transplanted into soil with the same composition as for seed germination. Seedlings must be taken together with a lump of earth around the roots. You can use a small spoon to scoop it up.

Be sure to quench. This is done 2-3 weeks before transplanting into open ground. It is necessary to take out the sprouts daily to fresh air. Start at 5-10 minutes and work up over time.

Gradually, the seedlings should harden enough to be outdoors for the last few nights and not freeze.

The best varieties of edible honeysuckle with photos and names

Honeysuckle edible nymph variety description photo

The Kamchatka honeysuckle is widely known. Nymph lonicera kamtschatica nimfa is a blue edible honeysuckle that does not need pruning and special care at all. It grows up to 1.5 m in height. The plant can withstand frosts down to -35 ° C, prefers soils with a neutral and slightly acidic reaction. May die on highly alkaline soils. It bears fruit abundantly, berries have many useful properties, are rich in vitamins and minerals.

Honeysuckle fire opal variety description photo

The Fire Opal variety is interesting for its mid-late ripening and early maturity: it begins to bear fruit as early as 3-4 years after planting. To get a crop, cross-fertilizers are needed: several plants nearby of different varieties. Spreading bushes are medium-sized, up to 1.5 m in height. Berries from one bush can gain a total weight of up to 9 kg of yield per season, on average, of course, about 2-4 kg without intensive cultivation technology.

Kamchatka Honeysuckle Borealis Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica Borealis photo and description of the variety

Another variety of Kamchatka honeysuckle, bred by Canadian breeders and very popular among gardeners, is the dessert variety Borealis, which has collected a lot of positive reviews. Children are very fond of tasty sweet and sour berries: the peel of the berries is thin, and the slightly astringent taste does not spoil the overall bouquet. The variety is good because the berries do not crumble when ripe. On average, the bush gives up to 4.5 kg of berries per season. The variety is very hardy, practically not susceptible to diseases and frost-resistant, can be grown in dachas in the Moscow region and the Leningrad region, in the Urals and in Siberia, withstanding frosts down to -35 ° C. Pollinators of other varieties are also required.

An attractive variety of edible honeysuckle Chulymskaya, which bears fruit in the second decade of June. Very tasty sweet and sour tart berries do not crumble, and fruiting is stretched. Productivity up to 3.5 kg per bush. The neighborhood of the pollinator variety is also required; it is recommended to plant the Bakcharsky giant variety next to it.

The video will tell you more about the Chulymskaya variety:

The most popular is the large-fruited variety of edible honeysuckle Bakchar Giant - berries ripen in medium terms. Recommended for growing in the Moscow region, central Russia, as well as other regions where the lower mark does not exceed 35 ° C of frost. The length of the berries of this variety reaches 4-5 cm, the taste is very high - according to the tasting score 4.8 points. The variety is resistant to diseases and pests. As a disadvantage, ripe berries crumble a little. Perhaps this is the best honeysuckle for the Moscow region, the Leningrad region and the entire middle zone.

Other popular varieties with edible fruits:

  • Vitamin
  • Duet
  • And here
  • Lydia
  • Karina
  • Blue bird
  • Amphora.

Tatar honeysuckle Lonicera tatarica

Tatar honeysuckle Lonicera tatarica photo

Its fruits are not edible, but are prized as an exclusively ornamental plant. It is a tall shrub (about 3 m tall), covered with dark green leaves. During the fruiting period, the bush is covered with bright red berries, but they are not edible.

Brown's Honeysuckle Lonicera Brownii

Brown's Honeysuckle Lonicera Brownii photo

Curly liana with bright red fruits, reaches a length of 5 m. Differs in abundant flowering, lasting from July to September. Re-flowering in late autumn is possible.

Honeysuckle honeysuckle Lonicera caprifolium

Honeysuckle honeysuckle care and reproduction photo

A popular type of honeysuckle-liana - Honeysuckle - with stunningly beautiful flowers, densely dotted throughout the area of ​​the weaving plant. Unusual inflorescences - balls consist of flowers with petals of bright pink and soft cream shades. Other colors are known. This liana, like all climbing plants, needs support and formative pruning (all shoots that develop in an undesirable direction are cut off). The maximum size of a vine is 4-5 meters, which it reaches in about five years.

Honeysuckle is an unpretentious shrub to care for. You can plant both decorative varieties and bushes with useful berries - the choice is yours.

Virginia tobacco cultivar history

The mentioned variety is the most grown in the world - about 70% of all tobacco produced. The name of the variety is consonant with the name of the British colony "Virginia" on the American coast, founded by Walter Raleigh in 1607 and named after Elizabeth I (Queen-Virgin) - Queen of England and Ireland. In 1612 the first harvest was obtained, and in 1614 the first export shipment of a consignment of Virginia to London took place.

Today, Virginia tobacco is grown on all continents (except Antarctica). As the basis for many tobacco blends, it is often consumed neat.

Honeysuckle Blue spindle: description and characteristics of the variety, features of cultivation and care

This article will talk about the Blue Spindle honeysuckle variety, which can be grown in many Russian regions, including Siberia and the Urals - regions with cold winters and short summers.

In recent decades, honeysuckle, a shrub, in many varieties of which ripening fruits are edible, can increasingly be found in garden plots. Therefore, they are planted not only because of the high decorativeness of the plants themselves, but also for the sake of delicious, nutritious berries.

The history of the creation of the variety

This variety of honeysuckle was bred by breeders from the Siberian Research Institute of Horticulture. M. A. Lisavenko. Scientists Z.P. Zholobova, I.P. Kalinina, Z.I. Luchnik are considered the authors-originators. The variety of Kamchatka honeysuckle Start was taken as a basis; free pollination of seedlings was used when developing a new variety.

Photo of Honeysuckle Blue Spindle

The variety was bred in the last quarter of the last century, and the Blue Spindle honeysuckle trials were carried out on state varietal plots located in Siberia since 1980, and lasted 9 years. And then in 1989, this honeysuckle was included in the State Register of Russia. The blue spindle is recommended for cultivation in almost all Russian regions.

An Overview of the Blue Spindle Honeysuckle - Video

Honeysuckle Blue spindle: characteristics and description of the variety

The bushes of this honeysuckle are compact and not too tall - their shoots can reach 0.8-1.0 m in height, and the crown is round in shape with an average number of branches.

Photo of a bush with honeysuckle Blue spindle

The skeletal shoots of the shrub are located at an acute angle to the soil surface. The branches themselves are thin, without pubescence. Their color is rich emerald, but under the sun it can change to anthracite.

Foliage - large, elongated-oval, rich emerald color. The leaf blades are sharp at the base and at the ends, have a clearly marked vein in the middle.

Photo of the appearance of the foliage of honeysuckle Blue spindle

The sizes of ripe berries of the Blue Spindle honeysuckle remain the same regardless of the growing region - their weight is about 1.2-1.3 g, up to 3 cm long and about 1 cm in diameter.

Photo of the size of ripe honeysuckle berries Blue spindle

And herself the shape of ripe fruits is similar to a long spindle (hence the name of this honeysuckle). Ripe berries - blue-blue color with a characteristic bloom of wax, flat base and firm skin. On the surface of the skin, the bumps located across the berries are clearly visible.

The taste of the berries is sour-sweet, delicate. During periods of drought, fruits can taste bitter. At the same time, the taste of the harvested crop directly depends on the regions of cultivation of the variety.

Harvested crop well tolerates transportation over any distance, without losing its presentation and taste, and has a good keeping quality.

Honeysuckle Blue Spindle refers to early maturing varieties, therefore, the harvest of ripe berries begins to be harvested from the second decade of June.

Pollinating shrubs for the Blue Spindle honeysuckle variety

This variety of honeysuckle refers to self-infertile plants. The pollen of the plant itself does not pollinate the flowers, so the fruit cannot be set.

As a result, if no other varieties of honeysuckle with similar flowering times are planted nearby, then the yield of the Blue Spindle will be no more than 10% of the usual one.

The best pollinating varieties for Blue Spindle honeysuckle:

  • Cinderella
  • Blue bird
  • Azure
  • Kamchadalka
  • Tomichka.

Honeysuckle Blue Spindle is frost-resistant. It is highly resistant to prolonged periods of drought and severe frost, withstands frosts down to -45 degrees Celsius and does not require shelter.

Productivity of the Blue Spindle variety

The Blue Spindle honeysuckle variety begins to bear fruit in 4-5 seasons after planting the seedlings in a permanent place. The berries begin to ripen from about 13-20 June (depending on the region in which the plant is grown). The fruits ripen unevenly, so the harvest takes 10-12 days, sometimes for a longer period.

Photo of Honeysuckle Harvest Blue Spindle

The yield of the Blue Spindle honeysuckle variety is stable and abundant, regardless of the region of cultivation and is up to 1.9-2.1 kg from each bush.

Diseases and pests of honeysuckle

The main advantage of this variety is its high immunity. As a result, the plant is not afraid of almost any pathogenic microorganisms and the attack of any "harmful" bugs.

Treatment of honeysuckle from diseases and pests - video

Advantages and disadvantages

According to the description of the Blue Spindle honeysuckle variety, its main advantages are:

    early ripening of berries

yields remain high regardless of the climatic conditions in which this honeysuckle is grown

the fruits of the Blue Spindle are large and tasty

bushes are compact, unpretentious in care

the variety is highly resistant to frost, can withstand cold temperatures up to - 45 degrees Celsius, therefore, does not require shelter before the onset of the winter period

fruits on this berry perennial can be tied even at negative air temperatures (up to - 7 degrees Celsius)

  • honeysuckle Blue spindle has a high immunity, so it does not suffer from diseases and is not affected by pests.
  • There are practically no drawbacks to this honeysuckle, but you need to know:

      during periods of drought, a bitterness appears in the taste of ripe fruits

  • ripe fruits are prone to shedding, which leads to a loss of about 1/5 of the crop.
  • Honeysuckle Blue Spindle: Planting a Bush

    It is very simple to plant and grow honeysuckle of the Blue Spindle variety in the future, the main thing is to follow some rules, which beginner gardeners can also cope with.

    Photo of honeysuckle seedlings Blue spindle

    It is better to plant two-year-old seedlings of this variety of honeysuckle on your site, which are better purchased in nurseries.

    Selection criteria for planting material:

    • sufficiently developed root system
    • the size of the shoots - their height should be more than 26 cm
    • bushes with weak broken off shoots should not be taken
    • tall (more than 1.5 m) plants also do not need to be bought - they will take a long time to acclimatize, and fruiting will not come immediately.

    Photo of planting honeysuckle Blue spindle

    When buying planting material with an open root system, it is better to plan its planting in a prepared place in the autumn, the approximate time of planting the Blue Spindle honeysuckle is a month before the expected start of frost. Even young bushes are resistant to cold weather, so they will overwinter perfectly. And when planting plants in spring, they will actively increase the vegetative mass during the summer to the detriment of the development of the root system, and as a result, such bushes will be sick for a long time and may die.

    Honeysuckle Blue Spindle grows on one site for at least 20 years, therefore, before planting it, you should choose the right place.

    It must meet the following requirements:

    1. be well lit by the sun's rays
    2. protected from gusts of cold winds and drafts
    3. on the site, groundwater should not approach the earth's surface closer than 1.0-1.3 m.

    The size of the planting hole should be at least 0.4 * 0.4 m. But its specific size depends on the size of the root system of the seedlings.

    Photo of a planting pit for honeysuckle

    At the bottom of the pit, a layer of drainage material should be laid out, including chips, branches. Then a layer of nutrient substrate is laid out, which includes 10 kg of compost, 2 glasses of wood ash, 1.5 tbsp. l. potassium sulfate and 1 cup superphosphate.

    When planting the Blue Spindle variety, it is necessary to deepen the root collar of the seedling 6-7 cm deeper than it was in the nursery. The roots should be distributed over the entire diameter of the pit, covered with a part of the nutrient substrate and 10 liters of water should be poured in so that the roots are better straightened.

    Then the pit is filled up to the top with the remainder of the nutrient substrate, compacted and poured under each bush another 10 liters of water. A layer of mulch up to 7 cm thick is poured on top.

    Planting and care of honeysuckle - video

    Further care of honeysuckle bushes Blue spindle

    The basic requirements for the care of growing bushes of honeysuckle Blue Spindle are simple, the main thing is regular watering and feeding.

    How to propagate honeysuckle - video

    Although this honeysuckle tolerates even long periods of drought, its tasty edible berries begin to taste bitter at the same time.

    It is especially important to bring water under the plants during the period of budding and ripening of berries. Therefore, watering is carried out every 7-8 days, adding at least 40-50 liters of water under each bush.

    Blue Spindle: Feeding Honeysuckle

    Subject to the feeding scheme, honeysuckle bushes will actively grow and bear fruit.

    Top dressing honeysuckle - video

    Therefore, fertilizers are applied to the near-stem circles of the Blue Spindle at the following times:

      for the first time, fertilizer should be applied immediately after the snow melts. To do this, 5 kg of humus or compost mixed with any kind of mulch are introduced into each trunk circle.

    during the period of the appearance of buds and in the first decade of August, 50-60 g of wood ash are introduced into the trunk circles

  • after leaf fall, grooves up to 0.2-0.25 m deep are made along the edge of the trunk circles, into which 25-30 g of superphosphate are scattered. Then the trenches are buried and irrigated.
  • Honeysuckle Pruning Blue Spindle

    Honeysuckle bushes Blue spindle pruning is required in the spring and autumn periods. If you do not carry out such a procedure, then in a couple of years the shrub will be too thickened, and the yield will suffer.

    Photo of the scheme of anti-aging pruning of honeysuckle

    In the first six seasons, it is imperative to carry out spring and autumn sanitary pruning. In the process of this procedure, most of the branches growing inside the bushes should be removed, and skeletal shoots should be shortened by about a third of the length.

    In the following years, in addition to sanitary pruning of the Blue Spindle, thinning of the bushes is carried out in the fall.

    Photo of the pruning scheme of fruiting honeysuckle

    Old shoots are cut almost at the root, but they leave stumps no more than 7 cm long. Substitution shoots will grow on such stumps in the future.

    To rejuvenate the honeysuckle, all shoots are cut to hemp. And in the next season, new shoots begin to grow on them, on which fruiting will occur.

    Honeysuckle Blue Spindle: reviews of those who grow berries

    Ripe honeysuckle fruits contain a large amount of vitamins, moreover, they ripen early enough and are practically the first ripe berries in the garden. These berries are useful for people suffering from diseases of the cardiovascular system, they cleanse the walls of blood vessels, and their elasticity increases. Therefore, having a couple of honeysuckle bushes in the garden is useful not only for the elderly, but also for younger gardeners. Honeysuckle Blue spindle has many advantages, therefore it is worthy of taking a place in any summer cottage.

    The best varieties of honeysuckle - video

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