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Bush Honeysuckle

Botanical Name
Diervilla lonicera
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
7
Height
3 to 4 feet
Width
3 to 4 feet
Flowers
June to July: yellow, trumpet-shaped
Fall Color
Yellow to orange and sometimes red
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Well-drained, medium to dry
Planting & Care
  • Prune after flowering
  • Colonizing shrub, plants can be propagated by digging and transplanting suckers
  • Great for naturalizing
  • Drought tolerant
Varieties
  • Diervilla sessilifolia Cool Splash - variegated southern bush honeysuckle, 2 to 3 feet tall, green leaves with yellow to creamy white margins
  • Kodiak Orange - new growth is a brilliant orange, excellent yellow to orange fall color
  • Kodiak Black - new growth is burgundy, red fall color

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