Diervilla sessilifolia Buckley

Bush Honeysuckle

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Diervilla

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: 3 to 5' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun


Small yellow flowers at the tip of the new growth in summer. Spreads by suckers. Dark green leaves, opposite, lanceolate, serrated margins, glabrous. Red veins and stems. Prune in spring.



Published in Amer. J. Sci. Arts 45: 174 in 1843.

Native to the southeastern US from Georgia to Virginia and Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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