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Honeysuckle (Lonicera x brownii) 'Golden Trumpet' has either damage or disease, or both. I'm hoping somebody will be able to suggest how to deal with this please. The top growth, as in the first pic, seems healthy, but coming down from there to the base, the whole plant looks poorly.

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Hoping you receive good answers to help ..
.. not seen this problem on any honeysuckle as yet ...

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25 Jun, 2011


Hi Terra, this is the one you asked me to name for you last year. It's almost happened overnight!

25 Jun, 2011


OMG ...I hope you can save it ....
are there any insects or bugs crawling about on the stems or leaf areas ?

25 Jun, 2011


Just pored over the whole plant and can only see black, soot-like specks, nothing moving! Also, some leaves have a silvery line on them.

25 Jun, 2011


Maybe someone like Bamboo could help with this one. To me, it looks as though it could be honeysuckle blight or Sooty mold (Alternaria).

25 Jun, 2011


Those interested, please also see Shirley tulip's blog today about the honeysuckle problems, with more photos ..

25 Jun, 2011


Hi Shirley. TT directed me here, as I'm having the same problem.
Like you it seems to have happened overnight. Mine was doing well, all in bud, just about to flower, and when I looked out the window the other morning, I wondered why it looked like it was drooping. When I had a look, all the buds were drooping, and looked rather grey and silvery. When I touched the leaves and buds, they were sticky to the touch.
Now this morning, I've looked at it again, and the leaves have gone all shrivelly, with black spots and dried brown edges, right down to the bottom of the plant.
Was going to do a blog, but you've beat me to it with the same problem, so I'd be very interested to know how many more of us are suffering this problem????
I pruned mine when I was pruning my Wisteria, so I've actually given it more space and light to grow now, and then it repays me, by dying on me lol.

28 Jun, 2011


thrips - see full answer under Shirley's blog...

1 Jul, 2011


Ok Thanks bamboo. :o)

1 Jul, 2011


Useful answer on blog... well done Bamboo :o)

1 Jul, 2011


Thanks Bamboo, answer much appreciated.

1 Jul, 2011

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