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Lonicera involucrata

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An uncommon, shrubby honeysuckle native to the United States, Lonicera involucrata has masses of yellow flowers in summer followed by bright red bracts and shiny purple-black fruit.

These colourful fruit last well into autumn, making Lonicera involucrata a highly ornamental garden plant with good year round interest. Also is popular with insects and butterflies.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 50 cm tall)

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Lonicera involucrata | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Lonicera involucrata | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Lonicera involucrata | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: May - June.
Flower Colour: Yellow / orange
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Lonicera involucrata grows to be a rounded medium sized, densely branching shrub.
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft)
Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)

Notes: Lonicera involucrata can be pruned back hard if required to reduce the size.

Plant Finder: about Lonicera involucrata

Common names

Honeysuckle, Woodbine, Twinberry


Lonicera involucrata (Honeysuckle). This is a dense, bushy, deciduous shrub, with stout shoots and paired, bright mid-green leaves. It bears dark yellow, often red-suffuse flowers, in pairs from the leaf axils in late spring. They are surrounded by large green bracts that soon turn red, and are followed by glossy black berries.


They are fully hardy to frost tender, with a min of 5C. They are easily grown in sun or light shade, in any fertile, well drained soil. They will need regular pruning to keep them from becoming tangles. You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring or from cuttings in summer or late autumn. Prune out flowered wood of climbers after flowering. Prune shrubs only to remove dead shoots or restrain growth.

Interest and use

Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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