The Lonicera x americana has a shrub- like development. These plants are climbers, therefore they grow leaning against supports of all types. The Lonicera x americana is medium in size and 7 m in height; in the summer it assumes a yellow colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.
Exposure Lonicera x americana
It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. The the Lonicera x americana should be grown outdoors; it can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero.These plants have a climber development; to let them grow at their best, let's place them near a grate or a wall.
Watering Lonicera x americana
Water rarely, about once every 2-3 weeks with 2-3 buckets of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. These plants have a vigorous development; when the stem is wider it might need abundant watering during the long summer months.
Treatments Lonicera x americana
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil Lonicera x americana
We advise growing these plants in quite deep and soft soil with an elevated drainage.
Notes Lonicera x americana
The Lonicera x americana also has a pleasing fragrance. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.