Lonicera involucrata is a non-climbing shrubby honeysuckle with large, oval leaves and pairs of tubular yellow flowers.
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
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
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.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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