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  Twinberry
Lonicera involucrata
 
 





Twinberry flowers


Twinberry berries


Hummers on Twinberry
 

We can't say enough about this plant. It is a beautiful native shrub w/ fluted yellow flowers and deep red sepals, neatly arranged in pairs (hence the name). It is the number 1 plant for attracting hummingbirds and is so popular with Anna's Hummingbirds (our only year-round hummer) that they are known to nest nearby. The paired black berries are enjoyed by birds in fall, giving multiple seasons of interest. Deciduous.

Size/Growth/Pruning
Upright growth habit from center stems. Graceful arching branches. Height 5-7'. Spread 4-5'. Readily prunable to any size.

Sun/Shade/Soil Moisture
Full sun to partial shade. Average to moist soil.

Where to plant
Given its upright structure, any place that accommodates that structure. For example, that might be in a planting arrangement with smaller plants below, or in a hedge or as a summer-time screen (i.e., deciduous so screen value greatest in summer). Grows well with other plants ... so, try anywhere, except full shade.

Did you know?

• A favorite of Anna's Hummingbird.

• In the same genus as honeysuckle.
 
     
     
 

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