Shal Leaved Bush - Plant
Common name: Lonicera acuminata
Bloom time: May-July
Height: 12 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Grow lilacs in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil (at a pH near 7.0). If your soil is in poor condition, add compost to enrich. Select a site where your lilac will get full sun—at least 6 hours. If lilacs don’t get enough sun, they will not bloom well.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 60 - 75°F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Each spring, apply a layer of compost under the plant, followed by mulch to retain moisture and control weeds.
- Water during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
Every year after bloom, remove any dead wood. Prune out the oldest canes (down to the ground). Remove the small suckers. Cut back weak branches to a strong shoot. Cut back tall canes to eye height.
- Egyptian Bedouins use fresh leaf cataplasm for sunstroke,
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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