Lonicera subspicata (san diego honeysuckle)
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San Diego honeysuckle
This native evergreen honeysuckle grows up eight feet tall and twenty feet wide. Yellow flowers bloom in the spring and summer and the red or yellow berries are edible. This plant is commonly used as a hedge, ground cover, or for bank stabilization.
The best time to prune this plant is in the winter.
Plant with: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos sp.), Ceanothus sp., Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis), San Diego Viguiera (Bahiopsis laciniata), Barberry (Berberis sp.), Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus betuloides or minutiflorus), Bushrue (Cneoridium dumosum), Summer Holly (Comarostaphylis diversifolia), Tree Poppy (Dendromecon rigida), California Brittlebush (Encelia californica), Goldenbush (Ericameria sp.), Yerba Santa (Eridoctyon sp.), Buckwheat (Eriogonum sp.), Flannelbush (Fremontodendron sp.), Silk Tassel Bush (Garrya sp.), Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), Pitcher Sage (Lepechinia sp.), Bush Mallow (Malacothamnus sp.), Sticky Monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus), Hollyleaf Cherry (Prunus ilicifolia), Oaks (Quercus sp.), Lemonade Berry (Rhus integrifolia), wild Currant (Ribes sp.), Sage (Salvia sp.), Woolly Bluecurls (Trichotema lanatum), and Mission Manzanita (Xylococcus bicol
- Plant in full sun or part shade
- Tolerates a variety of soils including clay and decomposed granite with medium drainage
- Water once a month once established
- Hardy up to 5 degrees
- Deer resistant
- Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and bird
- Native to California