Diervilla lonicera
(northern bush honeysuckle)
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Category: Shrubs and Small Trees

Photo Credits: Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional Species:

'Copper' grows to 3' x 3'; D. sessilifolia 'Butterfly,' Butterfly southern bush honeysuckle, profuse yellow flowers, grows to 3'-6' height and width.

Height: 2 – 3 feet


Spread:  3 feet


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: IA


Fruit: brown, not showy


Comments & Cautions:
can be relatively short-lived but rejuvenates by suckering


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average or Dry

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

mounded; suckering to form loose colonies

Foliage

dark green leaves; yellow to red fall color; medium texture

Flowers

small, bell-shaped, fragrant flowers, yellow changing to orange; June-August Fruit: brown, not showy

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