Herb latin name: Lonicera angustifolia
Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Edible parts of Lonicera angustifolia:Fruit - raw. Sweet and pleasant tasting, the fruit is a bit smaller than a blackcurrant. Plants often produce a second crop in late summer.
Description of the plant:
(8 3/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Forests and shrubberies, under oak, fir and deodar, to elevations of 3600 metres.
Other uses of Lonicera angustifolia:Wood - hard, very close grained. Used for walking sticks.
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 angustifolia:Forests and shrubberies, under oak, fir and deodar, to elevations of 3600 metres.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Lonicera angustifolia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.