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Lonicera villosa solonis - (Eaton.)Fernald.

Common Name
Family Caprifoliaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Peaty or rocky barrens, bogs and bushy places[43], especially on limestone.
Range N. America - Minnesota to Newfoundland.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Lonicera villosa solonis


Lonicera villosa solonis

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lonicera villosa solonis is a deciduous Shrub growing to 0.8 m (2ft 6in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 2. It is in flower from April to May. 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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

L. coerulea edulis. Reg.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or preserved[43, 105, 200]. A milder flavour than most edible honeysuckles, they can be eaten raw but are mainly used in making jams, jellies and refreshing drinks[183].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Cultivation details

Prefers a good moist soil in a sunny position, fruiting less well when grown in the shade[200]. Closely related to L. caerulea[200]. Polymorphic.

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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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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Diervilla loniceraBush Honeysuckle, Northern bush honeysuckleShrub1.0 3-8 MLMHSNM02 
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Lonicera quinquelocularis Shrub5.0 4-8  LMHNDM00 
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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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