Herb latin name: Lonicera henryi


Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)



Medicinal use of Lonicera henryi:

The plant is used medicinally in China, but the report gives no more details.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Climber

Height:
6 m
(20 feet)

Flovering:
June
to July

Habitat of the herb:

Scrub, 1200 - 2300 metres.

Edible parts of Lonicera henryi:

Edible flowers, leaves and stems. No further details are given, but some caution is advised because this genus contains a number of mildly toxic plants.

Other uses of the herb:

A very vigorous climbing plant, it makes a good dense ground cover plant where it has the space to run along the ground, but it will swamp smaller plants.

Propagation of Lonicera henryi:

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 the herb:

Scrub, 1200 - 2300 metres.

Known hazards of Lonicera henryi:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.