Don’t let this lovely yellow honeysuckle fool you, this is one tough plant! Chaparral honeysuckle grows in extremely dry and exposed locations throughout its range in southern Oregon, California and southern Arizona. It prefers to grow on rocky ridgelines and dry slopes. As the common name implies, chaparral honeysuckle has a strong association with chaparral plant communities, often using shrubs as support as they vine their way up toward the sun where they flower in early summer. In late summer to early fall the flowers turn to bright red berries. The attractive flowers are loved by hummingbirds, native bees, and butterflies. Chaparral honeysuckle grows from a woody base and can be a stand-alone shrub, but with something to climb up on, it will happily become a vine. Chaparral honeysuckle is very drought resistant.
Seed Germination Instructions
60-90 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall to early winter.