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Species: Diervilla sessilifolia

(deer-vill'lah ses-il-i-fo'lee-ah)

Diervilla sessilifolia

Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle

Found on Course Walks

Dogwood & Common Shrubs

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

Woody Shrubs for Storm Water Retention

Cultivars

Together with the closely related D. lonicera, this is a genus with very few current cultivars, but its adaptability to urban environments may mean that more varieties will be forthcoming.

'Butterfly', 'Cool Splash', 'D. lonicera 'Copper''

Ornamental Characteristics

Shrub < 4 feet, Groundcover

3' - 5' (spread 3' - 5')

Deciduous

spreading

full sun to moderate shade; trouble free

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun, Part shade

4a

Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil (pH 5.0 to 8.0)

Tolerates salt spray

deep yellow trumpet shaped flowers in late June; early to leaf out; late to drop its leaves; good for mass planting on banks or large scale groundcover

Occasionally saturated or very wet soil; Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

No diseases listed

Bare Root Transplanting


Other

very vigorous, Native South Eastern US

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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