Lonicera syringantha Maxim.

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'Lonicera syringantha' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-syringantha/). Accessed 2020-02-18.

Genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.
Tibet
Traditional English name for the formerly independent state known to its people as Bod now the Tibet (Xizang) Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. The name Xizang is used in lists of Chinese provinces.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
axillary
Situated in an axil.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glaucous
Grey-blue often from superficial layer of wax (bloom).
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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

Recommended citation
'Lonicera syringantha' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-syringantha/). Accessed 2020-02-18.

A deciduous shrub of graceful, spreading habit, up to 6 ft high; young shoots slender, quite glabrous. Leaves in pairs or threes, oblong or inclined to ovate, the base rounded or slightly heart-shaped, the apex bluntish or broad-pointed, 12 to 1 in. long, 316 to 38 in. wide, dull rather glaucous green, quite glabrous; stalk 112 in. long. Flowers in axillary pairs, produced on a slender stalk 14 in. long during May and June from the lower and middle joints of the young shoots, soft lilac in colour, lilac-scented. Corolla-tube 12 in. long, slender, cylindrical, glabrous outside, hairy within; the flower is 12 in. across the rounded-ovate lobes. Calyx-lobes lance-shaped, glabrous. Style quite short. Fruits red. Bot. Mag., t. 7989.

Native of China and Tibet; introduced about 1890. A very elegant and pleasing shrub, with delicately coloured and charmingly fragrant flowers, which are not always abundantly borne. It is allied to L. thibetica and L. tomentella, differing in the quite glabrous leaves.


var. wolfii Rehd

Of lower, more spreading habit. Leaves longer and relatively narrower; calyx-teeth ciliate, connate at the base; flowers deeper pink. Described from a plant introduced from Central China by the nursery firm of Kesselring and Regel, late in the 19th century. Some of the plants grown under this name in British gardens scarcely differ from typical L. syringantha.

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