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Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii

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Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii
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Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii
Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii
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Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii
Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii
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Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii

Species Name: Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii
Common Name: Twinberry

This is a fast growing shrub with both lush green leaves and showy yellow flowers. Birds eat the berries. Prefers shade and moist soil.

Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 8' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-branching
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Shade or part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow with scarlet
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast, Central Coast
Natural Habitat: Moist coastal regions below 4,500'

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History
  • Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Deciduous shrub of upright spreading habit with attractive foliage and yellow flowers tinged with scarlet. Found in canyon bottoms and creek banks. A good subject where a shrub of dense spreading habit is required. Gallon cans, 50c."
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