Lonicera involucrata

Twinberry Honeysuckle

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Well-draining
Water: Regular
Height X Width: 14' X 8'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



There are several California native plants with a vast range across the continent. It’s unusual for a plant to thrive in a wide range of growing conditions, but there are many so adapted. Twinberry is one of those plants. With a range encompassing much of the northwestern portion of North America, twinberry demonstrates its remarkable adaptability. In California it grows in the Sierra Nevada, along the immediate Pacific coast and in interior coastal mountains from Santa Barbara to Oregon. Twinberry grows as a rounded shrub with many vertical branches. The summer flowers, which may be yellow to orange, standout against the dense dark green foliage. The “twin” flowers yield a pair of purple berries that inspired the common name. Twinberry can thrive in many settings, requiring only regular irrigation. Winter deciduous.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen