Diervilla lonicera
Low Bush Honeysuckle

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantPart ShadeBird Friendly
DESCRIPTION

Low Bush Honeysuckle
Diervilla lonicera

- Plant listed for information only. Not currently being sold at Garden Centers

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

 Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

 

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. Tall x 3-4ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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