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Diervilla sessilifolia

Bush honeysuckle

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourBronze green, veined red

Description

Diervilla sessilifolia (Bush honeysuckle). A native of southeastern USA, the bush honeysuckle grows to 2m tall and about 2.5m wide. It has pleasant foliage with reddish veins and produces its 2- lipped bright yellow flowers in pairs during summer. In exposed situations its foliage can take on attractive autumn tones.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

USA

Interest and use

Grown for their overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

For a more shapely shrub remove 2 and 3 year old stems in winter or after flowering.

Propagation

Propagate from cuttings or by division.

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