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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Diervilla lonicera.

Material uses

The plants stoloniferous habit makes it useful for soil stabilization on banks and slopes[1].
There are no material uses listed for Diervilla lonicera.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The leaves are diuretic[2]. A compound decoction has been used in the treatment of stomach aches[2]. This contrasts with a report that the leaves contain a narcotic principle, inducing nausea[3]. The plant is used as a gargle in catarrhal angina[3].

The root is diuretic, galactogogue, laxative and ophthalmic[2]. A cooled infusion has been used as an eyewash for sore eyes[2].

The bark is laxative and ophthalmic[2]. An infusion has been used to increase milk flow in a nursing mother and as an eyewash for sore eyes[2].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Earth stabiliser

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if possible, otherwise in late winter or early spring. 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.

Division of suckers in the spring[1]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[4].

Cuttings of mature wood, late autumn in a frame[4].

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Cultivation

Succeeds in a moist fertile well-drained soil and is not fussy as to soil type[1]. Succeeds in full sun or partial shade[4].

Plants are hardy to about -30°c[1]. This species is a spreading suckering plant[5], it makes a useful understorey planting in woodlands[1]. Any pruning can be carried out in the winter or after flowering[4]. 2 or 3 year old stems can be removed in order to promote a more shapely bush[4]. Flowers are produced on the current seasons growth[5].

Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[1].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Diervilla lonicera.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Diervilla lonicera
Genus
Diervilla
Family
Caprifoliaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
3
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    1 x 1 meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.51.61.7 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.52.6 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.2 Coffey. T. The History and Folklore of North American Wild Flowers. Facts on File. ISBN 0-8160-2624-6 (1993-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.4 Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.2 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)

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