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Bush Honeysuckle - Butterfly

Long Blooming, Low Maintenance


Butterfly Bush Honeysuckle, Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly', is also known as the Southern Bush Honeysuckle.  It is a new, long blooming Dutch selection with rich yellow flowers held upright.  The blooms last from May until July.  The habit is neat, well branched and not floppy like other species. 


This honeysuckle prefers sunny, moist sites, but can adapt to dry shady locations.  It prefers sun to partial shade and is a rapid grower; grows 3 to 5 feet in height and width.  A very tough plant, it is drought tolerant and spreads by suckers.  Prune in very early spring, and to control bush size, prune any suckers that show up in the spring.

The new growth on this plant is a copper color and quite attractive.  As the leaves mature they turn a dark green.  The long flowering period for the ‘Butterfly‘ will please any gardener.  It produces lovely yellow flowers from spring through summer.   Honeysuckles are known to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  This plant is no exception!


Winter can leave some deciduous plants looking blah and colorless.  Not so for this ‘Butterfly’!  The bright red stems will add color to any winter landscape.


*Low maintenance plant
*Hardy
*Dense

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Plant Facts

Family Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly'
Foliage Dark Green
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-7
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Mature Form Round, Spreading
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Fall Color Variable, Purple

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