Lonicera floribunda

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Lonicera floribunda Boiss. & Buhse

Caprifoliaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: capituli

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Cornidae
Superordo:
Dipsacanae
Ordo:
Dipsacales

Lonicera floribunda is a shrub with pure white to cream yellow flowers.

Naming

Lonicera floribunda was described by Pierre Edmond Boissier and Friedrich Alexander Buhse. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

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.

Characteristics

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

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.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

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.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing seed in a cold frame when seeds are ripe or by unripe cuttings in spring.

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Lonicera floribunda is toxic.

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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.

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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