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Cultural Details for Diervilla lonicera

Common Name:
Dwarf (Northern) Bush-honeysuckle

Growth Rate:
Fast and spreading

Average Mature Height:
2-4'

Average Mature Width:
2-4'

Flower Details:
Sulfur yellow .5" long June-August 2-3" diameter on current seasons growth.

Fruit Details:
2 chambered many seeded, thin walled capsule.

Fall Color:
Purple

Bark Details:
Stems rounded and brownish

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
A tremendously tough plant withstands cold and winds. Not troubled by insects or diseases.

Native Habitat:
Newfoundland to Saskatchewan south Michigan and North Carolina, Zones 3-7.

Other Features:
Copper colored new foliage. Can form thickets, good choice for rough cuts, fills and banks.

Culture and Care:
Roots readily from cuttings, withstands shade but best in sun.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 56

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu