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Chaparral Honeysuckle
Lonicera interrupta
About Chaparral Honeysuckle (Lonicera interrupta) Nurseries Show All Photos Chaparral Honeysuckle is a hardy shrub with a woody trunk which sends up spike flower clusters of yellow honeysuckle flowers. Each flower is about a centimeter long, with prominent stamens extending from the rolled-back lips. The fruits are red, spherical, and shiny. It is quite drought-tolerant, being native to the hot, dry chaparral ecosystems of California and Arizona. It is attractive to hummingbirds. Has an edible, but very bitter berries.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Shrub, Vine

Flower Color

Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry slopes and ridges

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
12' - 10807'

Annual Precip. ?
7.6" - 101.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.15" - 2.79"

Coldest Month ?
24.5° F - 53.5° F

Hottest Month ?
49.8° F - 79.3° F

Humidity ?
0.31 vpd - 27.58 vpd

Sunset Zones ?
2, 7*, 8, 9, 10, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Landscaping Information
Water Requirement ?
Very Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Propagation ?
For propagating by seed: 2.5-3 mos. stratification.

Common uses
Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Gardens, Bird Gardens

Nursery Availability
Sometimes Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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