years successive feasting. It has white flowers, but they’re not fragrant. We moved house a few months ago. If ingested in large quantities, respiratory failure, convulsions and coma may occur. Single plants can be overlooked in a landscape, but groupings are truly showy. Himalayan Honeysuckle is a woody shrub, often included in the perennial border. - one unconfirmed report said that the fruit is edible. On the top of the common list is the Japanese Honeysuckle. Undersized honeysuckle. Tolerates limy soils[200]. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. very palatable and taste of caramel if you pop them out atropurpurea), pruned purple smokebush (Cotinus coggygria cultivars) or purpleleaf sand cherry (Prunus cistena). The above site has a map of where this plant is a weed in Australia, it looks like you are just on the edge of "at risk". If I told you there’s a great plant called Himalayan honeysuckle, what would you picture? and it's just a cascade of red berries. The plants arching, weeping appearance, combined with contrasting greens of old and new foliage The Project is directed at enabling designers of ‘carbon farms’ and ‘food forests’: agroecosystems of perennial plants, to choose the most appropriate plants for their requirements and site conditions. If you think a comment/link or information contained on this page is inaccurate or misleading we would welcome your feedback at admin@pfaf.org. in my bog! alive and well) Beautiful and unusual, would recommend anyone try one of these. Commonly spread by birds - will appear as if by magic, and there appear to be a number of forms - some with white in the flowers - others more blood red in colour. Mind you it's in flower so early in the season that it's not always easy to get the cuttings you need. Himalayan honeysuckle seeds are available on Amazon. Its small, white flowers appear in midsummer (and keep going until frost), and they’re surrounded by dark red bracts that droop from stem tips. Propagating honeysuckle can be done in several ways. A splashy new plant with brightly colored golden heart shaped leaves and pendulous white and burgundy flowers. Cuttings of greenwood in spring in a frame[1]. It would be good to find a way to use of thousands of these plants as they are reported to inhibit the growth of natives. The blooms are followed by tiny purple berries that are edible and said to taste like toffee or caramel. ..Some bits of the preceding information is so different from what I've It didnt do much the first year,but it's now in its second year and its doing fine. Useful plant for screening, will grow happily under trees. 19 Jul, 2009; ... Hello all,nice to meet you,They are edible. In Britain it grows better in full sun than in shade[11]. it has a special taste a bit like burnt sugar (dont know the name on Plants do not normally need pruning though weak shoots can be cut back to ground level in the spring in order to encourage more vigorous growth[188]. var s = '' Some are tasty, some can stop your heart. I have one of these and I live in the Blue Mountains in NSW. Some say that the fully ripe fruit is sweet, while others say it is very bitter. And it’s hardy only to USDA hardiness Zone 6b or 7, so high mountain ranges are out of the question. It remains for the best tasting forms to be propagated and improved upon but I think Leycesteria formosa does have a lot of potential as a cultivated fruit. it just "go" completely, but I'd guess it woudl get to about 10'tall x 5-6' wide. Beautiful. It's now Autumn (late May) in Hamilton, NZ and we have one of these just outside our bedroom window. An absolute nightmare to pick though, the brown stain from the fruit does not wash out of white cotton shorts. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. What’s more, the fruit production doesn’t stop the flowers – it’s very common for both to appear on the plant simultaneously, adding to this shrub’s ongoing beauty. From flowering through fruiting they provide many months of interest, and the Anna's hummingbirds here love them. The fruits appear in tiers on large pendulous flower clusters, and the ones on the top tier ripen first, so you can't just grab a whole bunch in one go. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer or following spring. experienced with the plant; I just wanted to share my "truths"!. pick them and eat them as they are impossible to store as they are soft and burst easily. Himalayas. You will receive a range of benefits including: Some people call them treacle berries,sweet at first then a mild bitter taste. - one unconfirmed report said that the fruit is edible. *..Very heavy clay soil that is frequently puddled (I live in Seattle). (Many people say the fruit tastes like burnt caramel – and if you don’t eat them, the wildlife surely will!) This beauty also combines well in mixed borders. The fruit of this plant is edible, though there is some disagreement in regard to its taste. Can someone help me please. its very good but must be fully ripe (dark brown berry's). Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Late summer. Yep! Very easy when done this way[11], it germinates in the spring. and this plant is edible (I eat it about 2 years and I'm stil fruits very well ,and in fact it is plenty on fruit now Name – Leycesteria formosa Family – Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle family) Type – shrub. however at the moment its ideal. *You can also hedge it*. Quick Jumps. in my garden and I have never seen another anywhere. * Updates on new information & functionality of the website & database Plant it in almost any moist soil in full sun or part shade and it’ll grow fast – reaching about 6 feet tall and about as wide by season’s end. Birds, especially pheasants, are very fond of the fruit[11, 182]. Often, you’ll see just a few bunch berry plants together, not a whole patch like in the photo above. New shoots will come up from the original plant thus the resultant width. * Please note: the comments by website users are not necessarily those held by PFAF and may give misleading or inaccurate information. To expand the reach of this pretty, shade-creating vine in your garden, follow the tips and guidelines found in this article. Eating a few honeysuckle berries will likely only result in a bit of stomach upset. White honeysuckle flowers are held in drooping clusters of deep red bracts, later followed by showy purple-black edible berries… Small, mildly-scented, white honeysuckle flowers, subtended by showy deep red bracts, bloom throughout summer (June – September) in terminal and axillary pendulous racemes. Honeyberry is one of the common names for the edible form of honeysuckle ( Lonicera ). A strong caramel taste but followed by a burning sensation not unlike chilli from tongue to stomach, which took about 20 minutes to ease. I live in Dorset and in my garden the plant seeds itself even more easily than buddleia. its now upto 7 feet high and in flower. The hummingbirds go wild over it and animals and birds eat the berries. If you leave them too long they practically liquify and become little more than brown juice in a bag which splatters over your fingers. Nikki, Sheffield. I attract the birds in to my gardens and now I have them growing all over the place. growth..so in peak growing time I think it would make a fairly thick barrier. http://www.weeds.org.au/cgi-bin/weedident.cgi?tpl=plant.tpl&state=&s=&ibra=all&card=S19 Himalayan honeysuckle keeps on making new flowers as the plant continues growing throughout the season. Height – 6 ½ feet (2 meters) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – ordinary, well drained. I'm sure someone brought them here thinking they looked nice. * Exclusive content not on the website All botanical names have meaning, and many have history. It's one of the most attractive and unusual plants that I have ever had New growth is late to emerge from the plant base, but don’t panic – it’ll appear. So you really have to make sure of which one you have and which part is usable and how. 1. Deciduous or semi-evergreen, many-stemmed perennial shrub (<2+ m) with straight, hairless round stems (1-2 cm thick) that are hollow and green when young but become woody. Its leaves are long and edged in purple, and in late summer the leaf veins turn purple, too. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). Himalayan honeysuckle Botanical Name. If anyone has an more ideas of what other uses this plant might have, please pass them along. Still alive after several This QR Code is unique to this page. and I snapped up another two plants last summer. The Woodland Park Zoo here in Seattle has them growing in their woodland areas along the paths and they get 10 feet tall. I literally have thousands of these growing wild, which is the reason I came to this site, to see if there were any other uses for this plant. : agroecosystems of perennial plants, to choose the most appropriate plants for their requirements and site conditions. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Go on, try it...you know you want to. It does not appear in the more heavily shaded beech forest which surrounds the plantation and seems to appear more in an area which has been previously disturbed. Plants frequently self-sow when growing in suitable conditions[182]. After a hard freeze or prolonged snow if they leaves turn black I cut these to the ground and they always come back. However, the nectar from the flowers of a honeysuckle plant can be ingested without harm. Description During the spring flowering period Himalaya Honeysuckle bears hanging red and white flowers that are magnets for hummingbirds. Many plants that are poisonous to dogs are very common in backyards.These toxic time-bombs range from being only mildly toxic (for example, causing vomiting) to being responsible Mike Cadwallader 3rd November 2007, this has always been a talking point Both are quite hardy though. We will not sell or share your email address. Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' - Himalayan Honeysuckle. Leycesteria formosa. Family. Place them in a spot that’s protected from strong winds since the hollow stems break easily. Bloom Color: Red, White. The hollow stems can be used to make whistles and flutes. The flowers, which are delicately scented, are borne at the end of the current season's growth[245]. Most provide delicious and nutritious fruit, but many also have edible leaves, seeds, flowers, stems or roots, or they yield edible or useful oil. h. I have grown this plant for the past 4 years, I have one traditional variety and one chartreuse variety. Himalayan Honeysuckle: Leycesteria formosa. Himalayan honeysuckle plants develop a truly unique looking flower. Very simple, plant the divisions out direct into their permanent positions. Mine appeared last year from out of the blue, (avian dispersal) and has grown to a good 3 metre, 10foot giant. So...while cutting frequently will give you thicker and thicker foliage-- MusicalThe hollow stems can be made into whistles and flutes[146, 158]. Plants produce upright bamboo-like hollow stems of a beautiful powdery grey colour. I have grown a plant called Leycesteria formosa, The plant explorer who discovered Leycesteria, Dr. Nathaniel Wallich, named it for his friend William Leycester, a Brit who worked in the region of the world where Himalayan honeysuckle is native.The species name, formosa, means “beautiful.” Himalayan honeysuckle grows well in Northern California, but only in the coastal areas. Interesting that it is classed as a weed here in NZ, so will not propagate, but will continue to enjoy watching our bird friends enjoying themselves. picked up a reference to it in a book about shade tolerant plants and having a spot to fill thought i'd give it a try when i came across it in a local garden centre. BUT WAIT!!! Flowers are followed by ornamental, spherical berries that are almost black and glossy, non edible, though some say they taste sweet. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water. A word of warning for those of us in the UK, this plant is very invasive. Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener. Cuttings of mature wood, 20 - 25cm with a heel, planted in open ground in October/November. White honeysuckle flowers are held in drooping clusters of deep red bracts, later followed by showy purple-black edible berries, said to taste like toffee. I was given it as a cutting from my father who grows it in dorset U.K. What is a weed is a matter of opinion, for the opinion of the authorities best to contact your local council (tell them your address at your own risk). Â This is a popular sour cherry that was cultivated in Edmonton, AB. It’s an extremely handsome shrub with a long season of interest, bearing shapely leaves, trailing white and claret flowers from mid- to late summer, followed by reddish purple berries in autumn. Birds and bees love this plant Fragrant yellow flowers bloom in spring and clumps of edible, blueish-black berries form in summer and hold until winter. Hedgerow Type. offset by the wine/white colour of the flowers complements it well. The Foraging Course Company offers inspiring and interactive Wild Food and Mushroom Foraging Courses in The Midlands and East Anglia. The latter does not grow as vigorously or as tall as the former. you lose some of the flowering..Flowers are much more prolific on relatively Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in late autumn[78]. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:MPF. Foliage – deciduous Flowering – July to October. In late winter or early spring, cut back the entire plant to about 6 inches from the ground (yes, you read that right – 6 inches). I have not tasted the berries but they are supposedly edible and have a bitter taste. Now that you know there’s nothing to fear from Himalayan honeysuckle, why not try one in your garden? untended branches. It has one of the longest flowering and fruiting periods of all of my plants and a growth habit that makes it ideal at the back of my shade border. Wouldn't it be great to find out that a shrub in your garden had little sweet treats on offer. Edible parts of Himalayan Honeysuckle: Fruit? Want more Himalayan honeysuckles? Tolerates urban pollution, maritime conditions and windswept locations[200], though not full maritime exposure[K]. IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. and into the database, they say they dont know this, i should say try it Maybe you’d think of Japanese honeysuckle and picture the world overrun by a vine with sweet-smelling flowers? It also *grows quite happily Please donate to support our ‘Plants to Save the Planet’ Project. What does it look like? Personally I am more than pleased with my Present from the Skies Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. that can give it enough water and keep it out of day-long direct sun. Himalayan honeysuckle facts. It can actually *grow quite large*..I've never let Berries are Form: Oval. Leycesteria formosa is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2.5 m (8ft) by 2.5 m (8ft) at a medium rate. Book titles include Edible Plants, Edible Perennials, Edible Trees, and Woodland Gardening. english) Smartphone users scan the QR Code which automatically takes them to the webpage the QR Code came from. The honeysuckle family is iffy for foragers. Great plants. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Despite all its attributes, Himalayan honeysuckle isn’t very well known (probably because it’s somewhat tender). I've tried most methods..but have gotten nowhere! For a list of references used on this page please go here. mixed with shorter, straighter ones..The long cascading flowers are FABULOUS.. Plant out in spring. I have it as the edge of a small water feature (ok so its a big rock with a hole drilled through it) I can confirm that this plant is an invasive weed in New Zealand.. It is also fairly rare, © 2006-2020 Because they are so very soft when ripe, and because they are protected by a large leafy calyx, although the bush produces a lot of fruit for its size, it's quite timeconsuming to pick more than a few of them. It has a very bitter taste and is not very desirable, though the birds love it. First, Himalayan honeysuckle (Leycesteria formosa) is a shrub, not a vine. They are also suited for human consumption, and taste like chocolate/caramel-raisins. Scrub and shady forests, often by streams, to 3000 metres[51]. The Pheasant Berry was brought over by the Victorians from the Himalayas or South West China and has toffee tasting berries when ripe but are dreadful and very bitter before then. and fabulous for pea shooters for the kids. we inherited a large 10acre garden including woodland,this plant can and does pop up all over the place,it grows so rapidly that it can be 1m high before you really notice it. They thrive nicely in the shade, so I can confirm its shade tolerance. i have a self sown one. But once you’ve seen the plant in a grouping, it’s hard to forget! Tolerant of heavy clay soils and damp sites - if you must cultivate it, chop it hard after flowering - it comes back in the UK. Stay informed about PFAFs progress, challenges and hopes by signing up for our free email ePost. Pheasant Berry (Leycesteria formosa Golden Lanterns®) - … ..In synopsis: this is a great plant for this area!. 3. The berries can be red, dark purple or something in between, and are appealing to birds like pheasants. In the better forms, the fully ripe and very soft fruit is very sweet with a treacle-like flavour, though in other forms it has a very bitter taste and is not very desirable[K]. Good for plant supports (beware, green material will regrow) and a good piece to show neighbors. The native birds, especially Whiteyes, have had a fantastic time with the flowers and now fruit. I have tried the fruits somilar when ripe to toffee/caramel/burnt sugar Flowers are followed by small fleshy edible purple berries which purportedly taste like toffee or caramel. Within a day or two of any cut there is incredible foliage Morphology: This deciduous shrub grows to 6’ in both height and width. The non-invasive honeysuckle is a desirable garden plant for pretty flowers. cardinal red lobelia... didn't realy understand the above tables, is there a key? These beauties are easy to propagate from seed and cuttings. Even perfectly ripe they are incredibly squishy and juicy and pop right out of their skins. Discover nature's larder The plants grow in sandy-clay soil in what I imagine is slightly acidic soil due to the pines. Special Features:Attracts birds, Not North American native, Naturalizing, Wetlands plant, Attractive flowers or blooms. Plant database entry for Pheasant Berry (Leycesteria formosa 'Gold Leaf') with 6 images and 23 data details. I used Stirling Macoboy's "What Flower is That?" This is We are currently updating this section. Common Names. Sow it as soon as possible in a cold frame. did you know there is now a yellow leaved variety available? Mulch it heavily in fall, since harsh winters can kill them. I have discovered that the dried stems might make a flute but I wasn't good at my attempt to make one - though it seems suitable. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Llez. Flowers well, long lasting. Landscape Uses:Seashore, Specimen, Woodland garden. This species is hardy to -15°c[184], it can be cut to the ground in severe winters but usually resprouts from the base[200]. Himalayan honeysuckle grows well in Northern California, but only in the coastal areas. Was in a pot for 2 years, now in the ground. The fruit is a red, blue or black spherical or elongated berry containing several seeds; in most species the berries are mildly poisonous, but in a few (notably Lonicera caerulea) they are edible and grown for home use and commerce. It is illegal to propagate or sell (not that it needs any help). Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium, formerly Mahonia aquifolium) is an evergreen shrub with an upright habit that provides four seasons of color. We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. and so do I, even if it doesn't have much snob appeal! The property is at moderate elevation (300-450m) and the climate is probably comparable to a zone 8 in the US.I have not tried eating the fruit, although that sounds like something I ought to try. All botanical names have meaning, and many have history. It also keeps the plants from becoming crowded, so they’re healthier.) I HIMALAYAN HONEYSUCKLE, PHEASANT BERRY Family: Caprifoliaceae Pronounced: ley-ses-TER-ee-uh for-MOH-suh . Good percentage[78]. I was wondering if anyone has considered making a fibre out of it since it is very bamboo-like, I thought it might have the same properties/uses. Himalayan Honeysuckle is a member of the Honeysuckle Family native to Himalaya and southwestern China, but widely naturalized and often invasive in Australia, New Zealand, and Micronesia. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking. I might try some more experiments. All plant pages have their own unique code. I own a forest block on the South Island with 22Ha of Radiata Pine (Pinus Radiata) and it grows freely under the trees which are now 15-20m in height. Tångavägen 5, 447 34 Vårgårda info@futureliving.se 0770 - 17 18 91 now in 2nd year the ht is 5ft+, width 4.5 ft. if i cut it down in winter would i succeed in trying to grow it as a standard ? (Flowers are produced on the current year’s wood, so cutting it back won’t decrease flower production one bit. Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Edible Parts: FruitEdible Uses: Fruit? If available other names are mentioned here, Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available. 6. KNOCKOUT! We are adding search terms and icons to those plants pages, and providing a range of search options aligned to categories of plants and crop yields, with Help facilities including videos. I've tried the berries from several specimens of this plant with varying results. You have to let them turn brown before they are palatable. Easily kept in check with an occasional prune of any of the arching branches that are getting a little overambitious, I was so impressed that I went and bought two more to put in my front garden to....yes you guessed it...impress the neighbours. I think it is a very under rated plant which will do well in most gardens. It comes back after hard pruning with much vigour. The plant explorer who discovered. I can even see potential for the chilli-like form as perhaps an original additive for cooking. of my favorite plants EVER. I think I know why pheasantberries are not well known as edible berries, apart from any variability in flavour - they are a right pain to pick. pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). As far as pests and diseases, there are virtually none, although spider mites can be a problem during dry periods. Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle) Where is it originally from? Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. with my neighbours but I cannot remember how I first came across it. Himalayan honeysuckle plants are native to the forest land of the Himalayas and southwestern China. Sorry to rain on anyone's parade of how nice these plants are but they don't belong on an island with unique flora when they are a threat to indigenous plants. I picked 3 oz and it seemed to take ages! We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. 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