|Exposure Lonicera nitida
continental : They prefer locations where they can receive direct sunlight for at least few hours.
alpine : It is advisable to place these plants in a very bright location, exposed to direct sunlight.
mediterranean : Place these plants in a very bright location, possibly exposed to direct sunlight.
Fertilization Lonicera nitida : At the end of winter bury an organic fertilizer at the base of the plant, or a slow-release granular fertilizer, we can intervene again at the end of summer. Acidophil plants may need 2-3 supplies of greening fertilizer during the year, every 3-4 months.Watering Lonicera nitida
continental : It is advisable to water regularly, specially during the hottest months of the year, avoiding to leave the soil dry for very long periods; the Lonicera nitida like slightly humid substrates all year long. In autumn and winter you can avoid watering, or intervene during warmest days only.
alpine : Try to keep a mostly humid soil, remember to water generously specially in summer; we can avoid watering during the cold season, or decrease waterings, intervening only in case of long duration drought.
mediterranean : Water the Lonicera nitida rather regularly from March to October, always allowing the soil to dry out well between two waterings. Avoid water excesses or stagnating water; during the cold season waterings can be decreased or suspended.
Treatments Lonicera nitida : Normally we intervene in case parasites are on the plant; in any case a precautionary treatment against fungal diseases in spring can be useful, applying Bordeaux mixture on the buds before they grow too much.