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Lonicera quinquelocularis is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 5.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - China to the Himalayas.
Forest, scrub and hedges, especially on rather dry aspects and open hills, 1800 - 3000 metres[
Succeeds in most soils but prefers a good moist soil in a sunny position[
]. Does not fruit so well when grown in the shade[
Plants are hardy to about -15°c[
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[
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, mid summer in a frame. Good percentage[
Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20cm with or without a heel, late autumn in a cold frame. Good percentage[
Layering in autumn[