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Lonicera pileata - Oliv.

Common Name Privet honeysuckle
Family Caprifoliaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Scrub and by streams, 300 - 1800 metres[184].
Range E. Asia - China in W. Hubei and W. Sichuan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun
Lonicera pileata Privet honeysuckle


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lonicera pileata is an evergreen Shrub growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 2 m (6ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in leaf 12-Jan 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 can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade; Ground Cover;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

A very good ground cover plant, rooting as it spreads[182] and succeeding under trees and shrubs as well as in full sun[190, 197]. Plants should be spaced about 1 metre apart each way[208].

Cultivation details

Succeeds in almost any soil in sun or shade but prefers a good moist soil in a sunny position[182]. Established plants are drought tolerant[190], they also succeed in dry shade[188]. Plants do not fruit so well when they are grown in the shade[200]. Tolerates salt-laden winds[200]. Plants are hardy to at least -15°c[184]. The plant is not usually eaten by deer[182]. Fruits are occasionally produced in Britain[182]. A number of named forms have been developed for their ornamental value[200]. 'Moss Green' is especially recommended for ground cover[182].

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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Diervilla loniceraBush Honeysuckle, Northern bush honeysuckle02
Lonicera affinis 11
Lonicera angustifoliaNarrow-leafed honeysuckle40
Lonicera caeruleaSweetberry honeysuckle, Bluefly honeysuckle, Haskap berry40
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 quinquelocularis 00
Lonicera sempervirensTrumpet Honeysuckle, Coral Honeysuckle01
Lonicera utahensisUtah Honeysuckle11
Lonicera venulosa 20
Lonicera villosaMountain fly honeysuckle, Fuller's honeysuckle30
Lonicera villosa solonis 30

 

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