Herb latin name: Lonicera quinquelocularis
Synonyms: Lonicera diversifolia
Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Lonicera quinquelocularis:Forest, scrub and hedges, especially on rather dry aspects and open hills, 1800 - 3000 metres.
Other uses of the herb:Wood - hard, close grained, takes a fine polish. A handsome wood, it could be used for turnery and carving. At present it is used for walking sticks and as a fuel.
Propagation of Lonicera quinquelocularis: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:Forest, scrub and hedges, especially on rather dry aspects and open hills, 1800 - 3000 metres.
Medicinal use of Lonicera quinquelocularis:None known
Known hazards of Lonicera quinquelocularis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.