Lonicera ruprechtiana Reg.

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'Lonicera ruprechtiana' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-ruprechtiana/). Accessed 2020-03-30.

Genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Lonicera ruprechtiana' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-ruprechtiana/). Accessed 2020-03-30.

A deciduous shrub forming a shapely bush 8 to 10 ft high, branchlets hollow; young shoots downy. Leaves ovate to oblong, pointed (often slenderly so), tapered at the base; 112 to 4 in. long, 58 to 112 in. wide, dark green and downy only on the sunken midrib above, paler and downy beneath; stalk 14 in. or less long. Flowers not fragrant, produced during May and June in pairs, each pair on a slender downy stalk 12 to 34 in. long, borne in the leaf-axils; corolla white at first, changing to yellow, 34 in. long, glabrous on the outside. Stamens and style hairy. Fruits bright red, 13 in. wide, rather transparent.

Native of N.E. Asia; introduced to Kew from St Petersburg in 1880. According to Maximowicz, who discovered it, it is sometimes 20 ft high. As a flowering shrub it is pretty, although in no way outstanding amongst the bush honeysuckles. But as I saw it in the Arnold Arboretum in June 1910, laden with its scarlet fruit, it struck me as one of the best in the fine collection then in full fruit-bearing there. It is very hardy, but is subject to injury with us by late spring frosts.


cv'Xanthocarpa'

Fruits yellow; flowers smaller. Raised in the Münden Botanic Garden, Germany.L. × notha Zab. – A group of hybrids between L. ruprechtiana and L. tatarica, raised in the Münden Botanic Garden from seeds of the former species received from the St Petersburg Botanic Garden around 1878. They resemble the seed-parent but have the flowers in shades of pink, turning yellow later. The most attractive are ‘Grandiflora’ with large rose-tinted flowers and ‘Carneorosea’ with the deepest rose-coloured ones. These are among the best of the numerous hybrid bush-honeysuckles.

var. calvescens Rehd

Leaves shorter and comparatively broader, slightly downy on the veins beneath. Fruits dull red.

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