Southern bush honeysuckle blooms in summer with yellow flowers that attract hummingbirds. The foliage isn’t bothered by pests or disease and stays attractive all season long. This is a tough plant that can withstand cold, wind, poor soil and drought. It spreads by rhizomes and works extremely well as a fast-growing shrub for sunny steep banks. It is also at home in the border and in hot dry sites near buildings. This beautiful plant is a workhorse in the garden.
Soft yellow flowers attract hummingbirds in June and July
A valuable nectar plant for native bees and butterflies
Excellent for stabilizing steep banks will spread
Tolerates hot dry conditions and extreme cold
Great for borders, foundations, and mass plantings
Found in mountain woodlands, bluffs, stream banks, and road banks.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
An early French traveler, N. Diervilla brought this plant back from Canada to Europe in 1699 where it was named after him.
It tolerates dry soil and performs well in full sun to partial shade. A tough plant for tough sites.