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Lonicera ciliosa - (Pursh.)Poir.

Common Name Orange Honeysuckle
Family Caprifoliaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods and thickets from sea level to moderate elevations[60].
Range Western N. America - British Columbia to N. Carolina.
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Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Lonicera ciliosa Orange Honeysuckle


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lonicera ciliosa is an evergreen Climber growing to 10 m (32ft 10in) at a medium rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 5. It is in leaf all year, in flower in June, and the seeds ripen in August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

L. ciliosa occidentalis. L. occidentalis. Caprifolium ciliosum. C. occidentale.

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit  Nectar
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[105, 177, 212]. Not tasty enough to be widely sought[212]. The fruit is about 5mm in diameter[200]. Children enjoy sucking the nectar from the base of the flowers[256, 257].

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Medicinal Uses

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Contraceptive  Epilepsy  Miscellany  Poultice  TB  Women's complaints

The leaves are contraceptive and tonic[257]. An infusion has been used as a contraceptive and also as a treatment for problems in the womb[257]. A decoction has been used in the treatment of colds and tuberculosis[257]. A poultice of the chewed leaves has been applied to bruises[257]. An infusion of the woody part of the plant has been drunk in small amounts, or used as a bath, in the treatment of epilepsy[257].

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Other Uses

Fibre  Hair  Miscellany

An infusion of the stems is used as a hair shampoo and tonic to make it grow[99, 257]. A fibre obtained from the stem is used in making mats, bags, blankets etc[99]. The stems were used as building materials by the native North American Indians. They were used with willow withes to reinforce suspension bridges across canyons and rivers. They were also twisted with coyote willow to lash together the framing poles of underground pit houses and to make a pliable ladder[257].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a good loamy soil and cool moist conditions at the roots[11, 200]. Succeeds in partial shade[200]. Subject to attacks by aphis, especially in hot dry spells[11]. Climbs by twining around other plants[182].

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Plant 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].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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