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     Honeysuckle Dwarf Bush is a hardy, rugged shrub with dependable yellow summer blooms that redden as they are pollinated.  Two plants are needed for pollination, and there's plenty of pollinators out there ready to help out.  Dwarf Bush is a larval host to Harris' Three Spot and other moth larvae, and it attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, beetles and native bees.


     In fall, the leaves turn lovely shades of red and purple.  I often recommend Honeysuckle Dwarf Bush as a low hedge, perhaps lining a driveway.


     Given full sun and fertile soil, this shrub will form thickets, making it a great choice for a hedge or slope stabilization.  In shadier sites, it is less likely to spread.


     Fun Fact: The honey-like taste of the flower nectar can be enjoyed by suckling the flower.

Honeysuckle dwarf bush

3 Gallons
    • Latin: Diervilla lonicera
    • Pollinator value: Very High
    • Wetland status: UPL
    • Height: 2-4 feet; mound shaped
    • Light: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil: dry to medium; tolerates drought
    • Bloom: Yellow to reddish, summer.
    • Foliage: Emerge reddish, then green. Nice fall
    • Landscape: Low hedge, slope, woodland garden. Forms colonies.
    • Native range here
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