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Order: Dipsacales
   Family: Caprifoliaceae
            Genus: Lonicera
                        Specie: involucrata

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 3 ft (1 m)

Cultivation: Rich, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Deep purple berry

Uses: Shrub borders Tubs Informal hedge Foliage contrast Fruit contrast

Zones: 4-10

Description: Found from Mexico through western USA to southern Canada, this 3 ft (1 m) tall deciduous shrub is grown mainly for its fruit, which is a deep purple berry backed by large purple-red bracts. The leaves are up to 5?in (12 cm) long and have a coating of fine

Growth Habit: Branching habit


Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Duration: Perennial

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