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Lonicera affinis - Hook.&Arn.

Common Name
Family Caprifoliaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats In thickets or edges of forests, mainly in warm coastal areas at elevations of 10 - 800 metres[275].
Range E. Asia - China, C. and S. Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Lonicera affinis


Lonicera affinis

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lonicera affinis is an evergreen Climber growing to 7 m (23ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from May to July. 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 can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

L. buergeriana.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Flowers  Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit[177]. No more details are given. The fruit is about 7mm in diameter[200]. Flowers. Used as a flavouring in drinks[177].

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Medicinal Uses

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Skin

A tea made from the flowers and leaves is used to treat rashes and boils[218].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a good moist soil with its roots in the shade and its top growing into the light[200]. A climbing plant, supporting itself by twining around other plants[219].

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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].

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants 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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