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Lonicera villosa - (Michx.)Roem.&Schult.
                 
Common Name Mountain fly honeysuckle, Fuller's honeysuckle
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 - Newfoundland to Alaska, south to Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and California.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Lonicera villosa Mountain fly honeysuckle, Fuller


Lonicera villosa Mountain fly honeysuckle, Fuller
   
Physical Characteristics
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Lonicera villosa is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.5 m (5ft). It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are 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.

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]. There is a distinct bitterness in the flavour, even when fully ripe[K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
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.
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
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Diervilla loniceraBush Honeysuckle, Northern bush honeysuckle02
Lonicera affinis 11
Lonicera angustifoliaNarrow-leafed honeysuckle40
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 villosa solonis 30
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(Michx.)Roem.&Schult.
Botanical References
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Readers comment
 
Elizabeth H.
Clayton Mon May 21 2007
This is a species from the Japanese and Kuril(?)Island area. The plants you name have been selected. They are a small to medium shrub and produce a much desired berry used in Japan. It is called Haskap there. Did yours plants grow?

Canadian Haskap

Elizabeth H.
Leo Aerts Sun Apr 26 2009
We are looking for seeds of Lonicera "blue velvet" Exchange or purchase. Any tip is also appreciated.
Elizabeth H.
Bill Miller Sat Aug 22 2009
How can I get Tundra and Borealis honeyberry (Haskaps) in North Dakota? They seem to be the best varieties, but Canada doesn't want to let them go.
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