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Bush Honeysuckle

Diervilla lonicera

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Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera) at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Bush Honeysuckle

Bush Honeysuckle

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Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera) at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Bush Honeysuckle flowers

Bush Honeysuckle flowers

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Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera) at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Bush Honeysuckle in fall

Bush Honeysuckle in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Description:

A good durable utility shrub with bronze tinged foliage and small yellow flowers; new growth is bronze with burgundy leaves in the Fall; tolerant of adverse conditions; good in massing

Ornamental Features

Bush Honeysuckle has attractive dark green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall colour. It has lemon yellow trumpet-shaped flowers along the branches in early summer. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Bush Honeysuckle is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Suckering

Bush Honeysuckle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Bush Honeysuckle will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

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 typical garden 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 environments. This species is native to parts of North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features