Bush Honeysuckle

(Diervilla lonicera)

Bush honeysuckle

Low spreading native shrub.  Very useful as a tall low-maintenance ground cover and filler plant. Use it for vegetating slopes and hot dry sites like parking islands and median strips. Can grow in the understory of open woodland.

Ornamental features:

  • Clusters of yellow tubular flowers in June-July
  • Attractive foliage with arching stems.
  • Outstanding fall color.

Wildlife value:

  • Provides dense twiggy cover for wildlife.
  • Flowers provide rich nectar for butterflies and insects.
  • Useful for restoring disturbed sites and steep dry slopes

Horticulture profile:

  • Grows 3 to 4 ft tall and wide
  • Adaptable to dry infertile soils.
  • Clean pest free foliage
  • Spreads by suckering from the root system.
  • Full sun to half shade.
  • Zone 3 to 7 from Newfoundland south to North Carolina