Lonicera ledebourii (western North America)
(= L. involucrata var. ledebourii)
Habit: Normal shrub, 1.5-2 m tall, rarely taller, up to 2m tall; loosely asymmetrical, broadly upright to arching, 30-50 cm a year, moderate growth.
Flowers: Plentiful with small yellow, somewhat sticky flowers with touches of soft orange, June to July.
Fruits: Pea-size, black, shiny hermaphrodite berries sitting in flatly extended scarlet bracts, slightly poisonous; repugnant taste.
Leaves: Ovoid, coarse and wrinkled, pale green on top, inconspicuous autumn colours.
Roots: Shallow roots, robust.
Demands: Sun to shade, frost hardy, wind resistant, robust and not demanding.
Soil: Moderately dry to moist or even damp; acidic to alkaline, any garden soil.
Hardiness: Zone 5a