I will be the first to admit that this is not a particularly handsome Lonicera when in flower, however, the twin red fruits that start to ripen in mid – June are making it worthy of growing, if someone has a garden spot to spare. It flowers early in the spring and, of course, it is loved by pollinators! Later, a variety of birds are binging on its fruits, including the cardinals (don’t worry, there is plenty left, I only collected a few).
In the US, it’s listed as endangered or as special concern species in quite a few states. Not sure about its Canadian status.
Germination: sown in the fall or spring after cold-moist stratification.