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Lonicera involucrata

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Lonicera involucrata

Twinberry Honeysuckle, Black Twinberry, Bearberry Honeysuckle, Twinberry

Community: Mountain

Brief Description

Distinct twinned black berries with red capes on moisture-loving shrub.

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  • Yellow Spring Bloom
  • Black "Twin" berries
  • Moisture-Loving
  • Upright Shrub Structure

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Plant Description and Details

Lush foliage with leaves in pairs shows off yellow flower twins, followed by shiny black twin berries, each with its own raspberry-red bract "cape." No wonder it's named "Twinberry Honeysuckle": everything about it is symmetrical. It's native tostreamsides and marshy areas, and it often grows in decorative thickets. While birds eat the summer berries, they are neither poisonous nor tasty for people.

Common Names Twinberry Honeysuckle, Black Twinberry, Bearberry Honeysuckle, Twinberry
Community Mountain
Drought Tolerant No
Native Range Moist areas, meadows, forests, throughout western states
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun - Shade
Soil Preference Moist
Placement Low-lying marshy areas or stream/pond banks, naturalized shrub areas.
Mature Height 6 - 12 ft.
Mature Width 36 in.
Group Spacing 4-8'
Blossom Color Yellow
Blooms Late Spring
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 3-4 times deeply the first summer.
Wildlife Notes Berries feed birds.
Plants Symbol LOIN5
Lewis & Clark Yes

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