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Lonicera angustifolia - Wall.
                 
Common Name
Family Caprifoliaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forests and shrubberies, under oak, fir and deodar, to elevations of 3600 metres[51, 146].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Lonicera angustifolia


Lonicera angustifolia
   
Physical Characteristics
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Lonicera angustifolia is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2.7 m (8ft 10in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from Apr to May, and the seeds ripen from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw[11, 51, 158, 200, 272]. Sweet and pleasant tasting, the fruit is a bit smaller than a blackcurrant[K]. Plants often produce a second crop in late summer[K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Wood.

Wood - hard, very close grained. Used for walking sticks[158, 272].
Cultivation details
An easily grown plant, it grows best in a good moist soil in a sunny position, it does not fruit so well in the shade[200]. Plants are fairly wind tolerant[K]. Plants flower and fruit better in hotter climates than Britain[182]. Plants have been seen bearing good crops of fruit in eastern Britain, though we have only managed to produce light crops on our Cornish trial grounds[K]. The flowers have a soft 'honeysuckle' perfume[245]. This species is closely related to L. myrtillus[11].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 2 months cold stratification[113] and should be sown as soon as possible in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with or without a heel, July/August in a frame. Good percentage[78]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20cm with or without a heel, November in a cold frame. Good percentage[78]. Layering in autumn[200].
Other Names
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Diervilla loniceraBush Honeysuckle, Northern bush honeysuckle02
Lonicera affinis 11
Lonicera caeruleaSweetberry honeysuckle, Bluefly honeysuckle30
Lonicera canadensisFly Honeysuckle, American fly honeysuckle11
Lonicera caprifoliumItalian Honeysuckle, Italian woodbine12
Lonicera chrysanthaHoneysuckle10
Lonicera ciliosaOrange Honeysuckle22
Lonicera gracilipes 11
Lonicera gracilipes glabra 11
Lonicera henryi 11
Lonicera involucrataTwinberry, Twinberry honeysuckle22
Lonicera japonicaJapanese Honeysuckle23
Lonicera morrowiiMorrow's honeysuckle11
Lonicera nitidaBoxleaf Honeysuckle00
Lonicera periclymenumHoneysuckle, European honeysuckle12
Lonicera pileataPrivet honeysuckle00
Lonicera quinquelocularis 00
Lonicera sempervirensTrumpet Honeysuckle, Coral Honeysuckle01
Lonicera utahensisUtah Honeysuckle11
Lonicera venulosa 20
Lonicera villosaMountain fly honeysuckle, Fuller's honeysuckle30
Lonicera villosa solonis 30
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