Herb latin name: Lonicera affinis


Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)



Medicinal use of Lonicera affinis:

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

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Climber

Height:
7 m
(23 feet)

Flovering:
May to
July

Habitat of the herb:

In thickets or edges of forests, mainly in warm coastal areas at elevations of 10 - 800 metres.

Edible parts of Lonicera affinis:

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

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 2 months cold stratification 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. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20cm with or without a heel, November in a cold frame. Good percentage. Layering in autumn.

Cultivation of Lonicera affinis:

In thickets or edges of forests, mainly in warm coastal areas at elevations of 10 - 800 metres.

Known hazards of Lonicera affinis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.