Q. My trumpet vine will not flower. Should I fertilize it more?

IVE HAD A TRUMPET VINE THAT DOES NOT FLOWER I HAVE FERTILIZED IT BUT NOTHING. HAS GREAT GREEN LEAVES. I USED A FERTLIZER THAT SAYS IT WILL PRODUCE FLOWERS. IM AT THE POINT OF CUTTING IT DOWN. IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE I CAN DO BEFORE I CUT IT DOWN.

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Thank you for your question.

Your trumpet vine, surprisingly, will do best in soil without too much nutrition. Hold back on the fertilizer and do not amend the soil with overly-rich compost. This plant also needs to have exposure to full sun and may take a few years to mature to the point of blooming. 

Finally, do not prune after late winter or you will take the flower buds for the current season off the plant before it can bloom.

I hope that helps!

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  • Last Updated Jul 19, 2018
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  • Answered By Leslie Coleman

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