Diervilla lonicera – Bush Honeysuckle
Great for massing and soil stabilization. Very adaptable to adverse growing conditions. Drought tolerant. Great fall color. Flowers will attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators. The small yellow flowers bloom for an exceptionally long period of time.
Height : 3-6 feet Spread : 3-6 feet
Light : Full sun to part shade Water : Dry to medium
Soil : Sand Zone : 3-8
Leaves : Smooth dark green leaves. Slightly copper colored new foliage in spring turns reddish deep-purple in fall.
Stem : Young stems green to reddish, older woody stems smooth and brown
Flower : Fragrant, small trumpet-shaped, pale yellow flowers turning to red or orange. Bloom in June-July
Fruit : Slender capsules containing many seeds appearing in June-July, maturing in late summer
Habit : Suckering multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with low arching branches
Key Pollinators : Bumblebees, small sweat bees, metallic green sweat bees
Pollinator Food Source: Nectar & pollen
Larval Host Plant : Various species