Diervilla lonicera
Low Bush Honeysuckle

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantPart ShadeBird Friendly
DESCRIPTION
Low Bush Honeysuckle
Diervilla lonicera

A dense, mound of deep green leaves serves as a backdrop for showy yellow flowers appearing in June and July. Diervilla is pest-free and tolerates poor, sandy or rocky soils without flinching. Dark-green leaves change from yellow to orange-red in autumn and its capsule-like fruit is a songbird favorite!

BENEFITS
An easy to grow plant, perfect for small spaces
Tolerant of full sun to partial shade
Adapts easily to poor, rocky soils
Colorful fall display of yellow to orange foliage
Dry fruit capsules attract birds in fall and winter
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Woods; Newfoundland and Quebec to the Dakotas, south to Texas and Florida.

Distribution Maps by State and County

Interesting Facts

Butterflies and other insects have their skeleton on the outside of their body. This protective shell is called an exoskeleton and it conserves water in the insect body while helping to keep it safe from injury.

GROWING TIPS

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environment.

Mature Size: 2-3ft. Wide x 3-4ft. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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