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Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii

Twinberry honeysuckle.

1Gal Container (Up to 0)
A deciduous shrub to 8', normally to 6'. The flowers are orange-red and appear from Mar.-Jul.. It has formal looking dark green foliage. The black berries are edible but bitter. Native to the California coast. Often growing next to the water. It likes sun to part shade. It tolerates air pollution and is garden tolerant. Hummingbird flower. This plant grows right in the brackish water margins next to the coastal bays and at higher elevations. The limitation seems to be water (rainfall) even though it has been drought tolerant here surviving a 4" rainfall year on its own. A tough formal looking plant.Honeysuckles? Click here for more.

Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii tolerates sand and seasonal flooding.
Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii turns a different color in the fall and is deciduous.
Flower of Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii has color orange.
Fruit of Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii is edible.

Communities for Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii:Closed-cone Pine Forest, Coastal Sage Scrub, Red Fir Forest and Sub-Alpine Forest.

ph: 4.00 to 7.00
usda: 4 to 10
height[m]: 1.50 to 3.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 1.50
rainfall[cm]: 78.00 to 1049.00

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