Dwarf bush honeysuckle, diervilla lonicera, has dense, dark green foliage that turns yellow-orange, then red to purple in fall. The color will be more dramatic if planted in full sun, though it tolerates full shade. This 1-3' tall, mound-shaped shrub will sucker to form thickets, making it a good choice for massing, hedgerows, groundcover or shrub borders. The yellow honeysuckle-shaped flowers, which appear in June-August, turn reddish in color as they mature, attracting butterflies and other pollinators. The fruit capsules are desirable to many songbirds, autumn through winter. A larval host for the Fawn Sphinx Moth, this drought tolerant native shrub adapts easily to poor, rocky soils

Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Diervilla lonicera



    1655 N County Road 605, Sunbury, OH 43074

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