Lonicera subspicata var. denudata
From California Natives Wiki
Species Name: Lonicera subspicata var. denudata
Common Name: Chaparral Honeysuckle
- A drought-tolerant vine-like shrub with edible fruit. Will climb with support. Handsome arching stems. Good to cover low fence on the east or north side of a house. Has edible red berries.
- Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
- Plant Type: Vine
- Height by Width: 3'-8' H x 5-8' W
- Growth Habit: Climbing
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full sun to shade
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: Pale yellow
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Northern High Sierra Nevada, Tehachapi Mountain area, Central and Southwestern California
- Natural Habitat: Chaparral slopes below 5100'
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Usually a sprawling shrub but sometimes growing into an erect compact bush. Foliage rather small, leathery, deep glossy green. Small yellowish or cream-colored flowers sometimes tinged with pink. An ideal plant for covering banks in sun or shade. Gallon cans, 50c."
- Other Names
- Lonicera subspicata var. johnstonii
- Payne's 1941 catalog uses the common names Wild Honeysuckle or Moronel.