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Poorly Lonicera


By Maryb

United Kingdom Gb


I recently bought a couple of lonicera plants to grow up an archway. They were doing really well at first, but now are not looking so good. The growing tips look ok (and are still growing), but some of the leaves further down are starting to look a bit sad. Some of the leaves also have a slightly mouldy appearance. The plants are in partial shade, and I've been checking that the soil is moist enough.

I've sprayed the plant with an insect killer in case it was aphids (although I couldn't see any) and I also gave it a bit of babybio in the hope that it would revive it.

A bit of help on this front would be brilliant!


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Sounds to me like it's got a fungal infection - you need to spray it with an anti fungal rather than insecticide. Honeysuckles are prone to fungus if they're in shade.

13 May, 2009

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