Northern Bush Honeysuckle

 - Diervilla lonicera

Light: Full Sun, Partial, Shade
Soil: Sand, Loam
Moisture: Dry, Medium
Benefits: Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds
Height: 1'-3'
Blooms: Jun, Jul, Aug
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Color: Yellow, Orange
Spacing: 2'-3'
Root: Rhizome

QuantityPrice Ea.
1 2 Gallon Pot $39.99


Northern Bush Honeysuckle has dense, dark green foliage that turns yellow-orange, then red to purple in the autumn. The color will be more dramatic on plantings that receive more sunlight. Not a true honeysuckle, this small, mound-shaped shrub will spread to form thickets over time, making it a good choice for massing, hedgerows or shrub borders. The yellow honeysuckle-shaped flowers, which turn reddish in color as they mature, attract butterfiles and other pollinators. The fruit capsules are desirable to many songbirds, autumn through winter. Also a larval host for the Fawn Sphinx Moth. It is drought tolerant and adapts easily to poor, rocky soils.

Diervilla lonicera has "perfect flowers," meaning that both male and female parts are contained on a single flower. The male and female flower parts develop in sequence, and the flowers themselves are self-infertile. Two-to-three plants are recommended for a reliable fruiting. As a fairly common landscape species, the fruiting is not always an issue.

Note: Some shrubs are not available for shipment until May, and may arrive at a different date than other plants in your order.

* Every state has agricultural regulations that restrict the shipment of certain plants. We cannot ship this item to the following states: Oregon, Utah

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