Introduction of new cultivars of edible blue-berried honeysuckle in the landscaping of the Right-Bank Forest-Steppe of Ukraine
Varlashchenko L. H., Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, , Uman National University of Horticulture, Ukraine
Issue № 92. Part 1
The history of world horticulture is closely related to the introduction of wild-growing decorative, fruit and small fruit minor species belonging to honeysuckle family (СaprifoliaceaeJuss.), including honeysuckle genus (Lonicera L.).Research dealing with the introduction of new cultivars of foreign selection Loniceracaerulea subsp. edulis (Turcz. Ex Herder) Hultén was carried out at Uman National University of Horticulture. The research is aimed at evaluating the possibility of new cultivars introduction into landscaping.
The research was conducted in 2016–2917 with the application of conventional methods. New cultivars of blue-berried honeysuckle were studied: Bokcharskaia, BokcharskyiVelykan, Borealis, Dochvelykana, Strezhevchanka, Khonei, Chulymskaia, Yuhana.
The results as to relatively conventional division of the introduction process into three consequential stages were confirmed: selection of introduced plants, their testing and introduction.The majority of introduced honeysuckle cultivars, in particular Bokcharskaia, Bokcharskyivelykan, Dochvelykana, Strezhevchanka and Khonei were characterized by a good degree of acclimatization and can be recommended for a large-scale introduction.
According to the indexes of ecological and biological characteristic and decorative traits researched cultivars of edible blue-berried honeysuckle L. caerulea subsp. Edulis can be used for landscaping and landscape design to create plantations of various types.
Theoretical and practical suggestions were worked out as to completion of growing honeysuckle with root-balled system on the experimental plot at the Department of Forestry and Landscape Gardening of Uman National University of Horticulture.
It is proved that presented assortment of new cultivars L. caerulea subsp. edulisaccording to biological and decorative traits is suitable for introduction in the Right-Bank Forest-Steppe of Ukraine for landscaping.
The collection of edible blue-berried honeysuckle created at the Department of Forestry and Landscape Gardening of Uman National University of Horticulture can serve as a basis for propagation of decorative honeysuckle in Ukraine.
introduction, adaptation, completion of growing, type of plantations.