Twinberry Honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata)
A long-lived deciduous shrub with bright-green elliptical leaves that are paired opposite each other on the stem, the Twinberry is an attractive ornamental that can be grown in the garden. It is valuable as a control for streambank erosion, riparian area restoration, and as pollution resistant hedgerows and windshields. Its tubular yellowish-orange flowers bloom April to August (May being peak), and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Twinberry fruits shiny twin black berries cupped by prominent purplish-red bracts. The berries ripen in July or later and are moderately appealing to game birds, small mammals, and bears. They have, however, been known to be poisonous-to-mildly toxic to humans under certain circumstances, children are especially vulnerable due to their small size and curiosity. Because of this we urge caution to households with small children. Medicinal uses have been many and varied among Native American tribes.
*Prefers full sun to partial shade
*Prefers moist well-drained soil
*Suitable in gardens, moist forest openings, streambanks, shoreline of lakes and ponds, swamps, and on meadows edge.
*3 to 10 feet in height
*Sold Bare Root
*Sold in bundles of 5