Plants and Their People pt. 2 – Lonicera henryi

Lonicera henryi

An evergreen honeysuckle from China where it was brought into cultivation by Augustine Henry. Grown not for the small flowers or fruits but for the handsome foliage.  Henry served as a British customs officer and Assistant Medical Officer in central China with time to spare, which he used to botanize. He often assisted other plant collectors by telling them where they could find particular plants; he himself sent over 15,000 specimens back to Europe. This attractive vine has clusters of fragrant yellow and dark pink flowers followed by black fruits.

2022-07-08T15:31:58+00:00April 26th, 2022|