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Lonicera morrowii is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 2.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
The fruit is poisonous[
E. Asia - Japan.
Open places in meadows, river sides, sandy coasts, and open deciduous forests of lowlands and montane regions[
An easily grown plant, succeeding in any fertile soil, and preferring a good moist soil in a sunny position[
There is at least one named variety, developed for its ornamental value. 'Guldperle' is from Denmark and has yellow berries[
Fruit - raw[
]. There is a question mark as to whether this fruit might be poisonous, or perhaps cathartic and emetic[
]. The fruit is about 7mm in diameter[
The fruit is cathartic and emetic[
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[