Bush Honeysuckle

A very strong shrub with cute yellow tubular flowers.
Common name : Bush Honeysuckle
Scientific name : Diervilla spp.
Family : Caprifoliaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Bush honeysuckle is genus of three species of deciduous shrubs in the family Caprifoliacea, all indigenous to eastern North America. The bush honeysuckles are low in height (1–2 m), of small to medium diameter (1–2 m), and develop into colonies by spreading underground rhizomes. Their leaves are simple, opposite and either oval or lanceolate in shape with a toothed edge. The fall colour varies between yellow, orange and red. Small tubular flowers, typically pale yellow, are produced in June and July. They are commonly confused with the common wild honeysuckle -Lonicera tatarica - or the Japanese honeysuckle - Lonicera japonica - both members of the closely related genus Lonicera.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 7a
Height 100 - 200
pH 6 - 8

Plant my bush honeysuckle

Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, and replace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.

Water my bush honeysuckle

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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