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Lonicera subspicata var. subspicata

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Species Name: Lonicera subspicata var. subspicata
Common Name: Santa Barbara Honeysuckle

A vine-like evergreen shrub that sprawls on the ground or can be trained to climb a fence or trellis. It has beautiful yellow-white flowers followed by edible red berries that are enjoyed by birds and wildlife.

Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 2-5' long
Growth Habit: Vine-like, trailing
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White and yellow
Endangered?: List 1B.2
Distribution: Western Tansverse Range (Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara Co.)
Natural Habitat: Chaparral

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