Reproduction of honeysuckle seeds
If you bought a honeysuckle, you should be patient. After planting, it will be three years to build up the root system, and only then begins to bear fruit.
I was 14 years old when my parents planted two small bushes of honeysuckle varieties Blue Spindle (sweet and sour) and Blue Bird (with slight bitterness) in the country house. These bushes grew and delighted with their blue berries all of us, and then my children.
In our garden, honeysuckle has been growing since the first year, as soon as we moved to this house. The bushes were grown from seeds sent by one scientific firm, but were not at all the ones I wanted. Today, of the twelve bushes, only one has left - a grade Samorodon with slightly bitterish rounded berries. But the bushes of varieties Blue spindle и Cinderella with sweet and sour long and large berries have been pleasing for about twenty years. Annual growth has become very small. The length of young twigs is up to 10 cm. The time has come to renew the bushes.
I will not describe the reproduction of honeysuckle seeds in detail, I can not find it in the literature on gardening - I will explain how I can.
Honeysuckle is a unique plant of its kind. It ripens before other berries.
Propagated by green cuttings (cut off at the time between the beginning of the setting of berries and ripening), lignified cuttings - in spring and autumn (I dig into the ground at an angle of strictly 45 °, otherwise the cuttings simply do not take root).
But the most interesting, though more time-consuming kind breeding honeysuckle - seeds.
Seeds are sown in schoolchildren immediately after the ripening of berries otherwise they quickly lose their germination.
You can sow in the spring of the next year, pre-stratified.
Seedlings of honeysuckle from seeds almost never repeat the signs of the parent.
But honeysuckle is probably the only plant whose seedlings are always better than their parents for the taste and size of the fruit.
A year ago I read that it is possible not to root honeysuckle, but only to cut at the root, and then the plant will begin to grow from the root.
Last year, without risking cutting off all the bushes, I removed the branches from just one.
By the autumn, young shoots grew up to 0,5 m in height. If everything turns out as planned, and in 2014 year on these branches will grow berries, it will be simply great. First, you do not have to buy a new planting stock.
And it's not a fact that new varieties will suit me. Of course, it was possible to grow new shrubs from cuttings, but I had not thought about it before, but now a bush grown from a cut will yield a harvest in five years.
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