Lonicera involucrata Black Twinberry

  • Lonicera involucrata,  Black Twinberry
  • Plant type
    • Deciduous Shrub
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
    • Some Moisture
    • Moist & Well-Drained
    • Wet
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • FAC-Found in wetland and upland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 8-24 in., 4-8 in.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 6 ft., 4 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 10 ft., 6 ft.
 

This is the largest of the shrubby honeysuckles, reaching 10 feet tall. It does well in moist open sites. It has pale yellow tubular flowers that can attract hummingbirds. It has purplish black fruits surrounded by reddish bracts. Fruit is not considered palatable for people.

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