Black Twinberry

Black twinberry (Lonicera involucrata)
Lonicera involucrata

Black twinberry (Lonicera involucrata) is also known as “twinberry honeysuckle”. Named for its twin-forming flower and fruit, this is a fast-growing, attractive shrub reaching 10 feet or more. Pairs of tubular-shaped yellow to orange flowers bloom mid-spring to early summer, followed by very showy red bracts surrounding dark purple berries. The flowers provide nectar for hummingbirds and the berries are eaten by numerous birds. Twinberry likes sun or partial shade and moist soil.


  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Water Requirements: Moist, Seasonally Wet
  • Ease of Growing: Easy to grow
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Spreads: No
  • Wildlife Support: Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Birds or Mammals
  • Edible: No
  • Mature Height: 8-10ft
  • Mature Width: 4-10ft