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Diervilla sessilifolia

Native Plants

Southern Bush Honeysuckle

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Southern bush honeysuckle 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. Diervilla sessilifolia grows 3-5’ tall. It tolerates dry soil and performs well in full sun to partial shade. Southern bush honeysuckle blooms in summer with yellow flowers set against medium green foliage and bronzy new growth that remains attractive the entire growing season. Use southern bush honeysuckle as the backdrop to perennials like Eurybia divaricata, Geranium maculatum, Uvularia grandiflora, Carex plantaginea, and Podophyllum peltatum.

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  • Plant Type
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
  • Soil PH
    acidic, adaptable 
  • Flower Color
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green, purple 
  • Fruit/Seed Color