Diervilla - Bush Honeysuckle
DESCRIPTION: This group consists of three small, hardy, deciduous shrubs native to North America. Commonly known as Bush Honeysuckle, these small shrubs belong to the Honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae, and produce yellow, two-lipped flowers. D. sessilifolia (Southern Bush Honeysuckle) is a small shrub covered with slender, pointed leaves that have a coppery tinge when young. Its yellow flowers are produced in short panicles from early to late summer.
POTTING: Bush Honeysuckles can be grown in any well-drained, friable soil, in partial shade or sun. Pruning consists of simply removing old, weak branches and trimming others.
PROPAGATION: Suckers can be detached and planted and the plant may be lifted and divided into portions.
VARIETIES: D. sessilifolia; D. rivularis; D. splendens.
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