Butterfly Bush Honeysuckle
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
|Family||Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly'|
|Mature Height||3 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 5 feet|
|Mature Form||Round, Spreading|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fall Color||Variable, Purple|
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