Common Names: twinberry
Type: Deciduous shrub
Size: 3 to 9 ft. high, 4-5 ft. wide.
Flowers: Tubular yellow fragrant flowers to 5 in. long, early summer and beyond, followed by dark black glossy berries; hairy lance-shaped mid-green leaves.
Uses: Background, screen, wildlife garden, near oak trees, in wind. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies.
Soil: Well-drained; comes from moist soil areas.
Water: Medium (comes from moist soil in forests, etc.).
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: Thin out old growth and crowded stems after bloom. Can be cut to ground.
Pests & Diseases: Aphids, serpentine leaf minors, and scales. Few disease problems.
Notes: Hardy to -10° F.