Lonicera Involucrata. Black Twinberry

Lonicera involucrata. Black twinberry

Lonicera involucrata, commonly known as the Black Twinberry, is a captivating and versatile shrub species that belongs to the Honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae. Native to western North America, this deciduous plant is celebrated for its unique and ornamental characteristics. The Black Twinberry typically reaches 3 to 10 feet and features a densely branched structure, forming an attractive, rounded shape. Its oval-shaped, dark green leaves provide a lush backdrop for striking flowers and fruit.

One of the most striking features of the Black Twinberry is its distinctive, paired, trumpet-shaped flowers. These blooms emerge in late spring and early summer, boasting a rich crimson hue that draws pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies. As the season progresses, the flowers give way to clusters of small, glossy black berries, the plant’s namesake. These berries are a valuable food source for wildlife, including birds and small mammals. The Black Twinberry thrives in a variety of soil types. It is adaptable to both full sun and partial shade, making it a popular choice for gardeners and landscapers looking to add aesthetic appeal and ecological benefits to their outdoor spaces. With its stunning blooms and wildlife-friendly qualities, Lonicera involucrata, the Black Twinberry, is a delightful addition to any garden or natural habitat.

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