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Lonicera gracilipes - Miq.

Common Name
Family Caprifoliaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forests and clearings all over Japan.
Range E. Asia - Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Lonicera gracilipes


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Lonicera gracilipes

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lonicera gracilipes is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.8 m (6ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower in May. The species is hermaphrodite (has 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

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw[105, 177, 179]. It should be eaten with caution because is possibly cathartic and emetic[179]. The fruit is about 10mm in diameter[200].

Medicinal Uses



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Cathartic;  Emetic.

Cathartic, emetic[179].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Grows best in a good moist soil in a sunny position, it does not fruit so well in the shade[200].

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

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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