Lonicera subspicata denudata - Chaparral Honeysuckle, Santa Barbara Honeysuckle
Lonicera subspicata denudata twines into surrounding shrubbery or if browsed or tip pruned can grow as a small to medium shrub. The spring flowers are creamy yellow to lightly tinged with pink or purple. Lonicera subspicata denudata grows through the Southern half of California below an elevation of 6000 feet. I have most often seen the Chaparral Honeysuckle growing near a ridgeline but just onto the northerly side where it gets some afternoon protection. At lower elevations it grows in full sun. The Chaparral Honeysuckle grows well in clay soils. The translucent berries go from yellow to red during the fall and are great for attracting birds to your garden. Lonicera subspicata denudata is Winter hardy at least into the low teens and likely below.
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