Herb: Trumpet Honeysuckle


Latin name: Lonicera sempervirens


Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)



Medicinal use of Trumpet Honeysuckle:

The fruit is emetic and cathartic. The expressed juice of the plant is beneficial in the treatment of bee stings. The leaves have been dried and smoked as a treatment for asthma.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Shrub

Height:
5 m
(16 feet)

Flovering:
June

Habitat of the herb:

Borders of woods and thickets.

Propagation of Trumpet Honeysuckle:

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:

Borders of woods and thickets.

Known hazards of Lonicera sempervirens:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.