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Lonicera involucrata


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Lonicera involucrata is a non-climbing shrubby honeysuckle with large, oval leaves and pairs of tubular yellow flowers.


Description:
Lonicera involucrata is a non-climbing shrubby honeysuckle native to BC with large, oval leaves and pairs of tubular yellow flowers in spring held by a pair of red bracts. The flowers are followed by a pair of black berries that contrast beautifully with the persistent red bracts. Known as twinberry, bearberry, or bracted honeysuckle, the flowers are an important nectar source for native butterflies and hummingbirds and the fruit are eaten by various wildlife including birds. Photos: Wikipedia.


Common Name: Twinberry Honeysuckle

Family: Caprifoliaceae (The Honeysuckle Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Black

Benefits: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Moist, wooded areas and in clearings especially in moist sites from BC to Quebec and south into the western states to northern Mexico.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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