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Species: Black Twinberry

Scientific Name: Lonicera Involucrata

Classification: Deciduous Shrubs



Description: Twinberry, also known as Twinberry Honeysuckle is a member of the honeysuckle family and is a small sized shrub that can reach heights of up to 6 feet. It is native to many parts of North America from Alaska to British Columbia, Eastward in Canada to Quebec in addition to Washington State, Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. In the northern climates, the shrub is fully deciduous, however it is known to be semi-deciduous in the southern climates. The small, dark green, glossy leaves yield to dark berries in the early summer. The berries are toxic to humans, but have been traditionally used by native Americans for non-oral medicinal purposes and are known to attract hummingbirds. In its native habitat, the Twinnberry is mostly found in moist forest settings, as well as riparian habitats, swamps and thickets, but is tolerant of ocean spray and sand dune areas. The species prefers moist soil and open sunlight.

Site Conditions: The Twinberry is adaptable to a range of different soil types. It prefers moist soils that are well drained, but can adapt to most soil conditions providing it is fertile. It prefers full sun exposure, but is adaptable to partial shade but there will be reduced fruit in these conditions.

Stock: This species is in stock and available for pickup at our Arlington, WA location or available for delivery

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