Herb latin name: Weigela coraeensis

Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

Edible parts of Weigela coraeensis:

Young leaves - cooked. A famine food, they are only used when all else fails.

Description of the plant:


5 m
(16 feet)


Habitat of the herb:

Grows near seashores all over Japan.

Propagation of Weigela coraeensis:

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise in late winter or early spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer. Softwood basal cuttings, 10 - 12cm long, in a sandy soil in a cold frame in early summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 8 - 10 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth. 20 cm long, November in a sheltered outdoor nursery bed.

Cultivation of the herb:

Grows near seashores all over Japan.

Medicinal use of Weigela coraeensis:

None known

Known hazards of Weigela coraeensis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.