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Diervilla sessilifolia

Native Plants

Smooth Southern Bush-Honeysuckle

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Summary

Smooth southern bushhoneysuckle (Diervilla sessilifolia) plays a supporting role as one of the backbones of the garden. This easy maintenance, arching and suckering shrub is ideal for use in stabilizing banks, as a groundcover or in difficult situations where other plants will not grow. Smooth southern bushhoneysuckle grows 3-5’ tall, tolerates dry soil, and performs well in full sun to partial shade. It blooms in summer with yellow flowers set against medium green foliage and bronzy new growth that remains attractive the entire growing season. Use smooth southern bushhoneysuckle as the backdrop to perennials like white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata), wild geranium (Geranium maculatum), large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora), plantain-leaf sedge (Carex plantaginea), and May-apple (Podophyllum peltatum). Zones 5-8. 


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  • Plant Type
    shrub 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    full-sun-to-part-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    dry-to-moist 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-summer
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    yellow 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green, purple 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    brown