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Northern Bush Honeysuckle - Diervilla lonicera

Regular price $24.00

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Phonetic: deer-VIL-ah loh-NISS-er-ah

#1 Pot - 18-24" Shrub

Northern Bush Honeysuckle is easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade and tolerates drought. Prune as needed immediately after flowering. It is noted for its small shrubby form, yellow trumpet-shaped flowers, dark green leaves and fall color. In order to taste the sweet nectar, the tubular flower must be suckled, hence the name honeysuckle. Both male and female parts are contained on a single flower. Two-to-three plants are recommended for a reliable fruiting. Bird species also make use of the shrub. Nests are often constructed from its branches for protection from the elements, and the fruits serve as a readily available food source.

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7 
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Flower Color: Yellow, orange
  • Bloom Time: June, July
  • Soil Type: Med moist to dry
  • Mature Plant Size: 2-3' Height, 2-4' Width
  • Plant Spacing:  2'
  • Host Plant: Hemaris Aethra  
  • Attracts:  Hummingbirds, Birds, Butterflies
  • Advantages: drought-tolerant
  • Landscape Uses: Mass plantings, Hedges, Slopes
  • Companion Plants: