Lonicera floribunda Boiss. & Buhse
Lonicera floribunda is a shrub with pure white to cream yellow flowers.
Lonicera floribunda was described by Pierre Edmond Boissier and Friedrich Alexander Buhse. The name is considered as validly published.
Lonicera floribunda is a species in the genus Lonicera which contains approximately 128 to 432 species and belongs to the family of the Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family). The type species of the genus is Lonicera caprifolia.
Wood and Bark
Lonicera floribunda is deciduous. The simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate, entire and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Lonicera floribunda produces capituli of white funnel-shaped flowers.
The shrubs produce berries.
The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. The soil should be humous. The plants are less susceptible to an infestation with aphids if they are grown in half shade.
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by sowing seed in a cold frame when seeds are ripe or by unripe cuttings in spring.
Lonicera floribunda is toxic.
Please read the health issues note!
Pests and Diseases
Honeydew, galls and distorted leaves are a sign for an infestation with aphids. Use an insecticide or control biologically , e.g. with parasitic wasps or predators such as Aphidoletes aphidimyza.
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