An upright, compact shrub. New growth emerges in spring with a deep burgundy tone, and turns vivid red in fall. During summer, leaves have a red edge. Yellow trumpet-shaped flowers bloom all summer. The honey-like taste of the flower nectar can be enjoyed by suckling the flower, hence the common name of honeysuckle. Shade tolerant, although bloom and foliage color are best with some sun. Drought tolerant. Adaptable to any soil except soggy wet. Blooms on new wood. Attracts bees and hummingbirds.
Please note: This shrub should not be confused with Lonicera japonica, an exotic invasive species which has the same common name of “bush honeysuckle.”
This Diervilla is not exotic or invasive.
Height: 3-4 ft.
Spread: 4-5 ft.
Bloom time: July to August
Sun: full sun to part shade to full shade (very adaptable!)
photo credit: Proven Winners
a Proven Winners plant