Unlike common vining types, this honeysuckle is a shrub. It prefers open forest or forest edges, where it gets a mix of shade and sun. In fairly shaded spots it won't need much water, but in sunny spots it will appreciate some extra irrigation. Showy dangling white trumpet-shaped flowers appear in early summer, and these in turn produce twin red berries a month or so later. 

 

As a forest/understory species, Utah honeysuckle is well-suited to thicket plantings, where it provides a short component. Plant below larger shrubs or with other shade-tolerant species, such as ninebark, oceanspray and snowberry.

Utah honeysuckle

  • Lonicera utahensis