Tired of mowing those dangerous hillsides? Maybe you have an area that is just too shady for grass to grow well. Maybe your lake property needs some bank stabilization? Edge of the woods ground cover?
Maybe you can’t get much to grow on that terrace along the road or along your driveway? Or…maybe those shrubs you planted that get crushed by snow being plowed on them need replacing?
Diervilla is a super little native plant that has been getting a lot of attention lately. It is commonly known as Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, but it is not like the large, gangly shrubs that are invasive, but it is a very different animal.
Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle grows in sun OR shade and has NO disease or insect problems. They get about knee high and send suckers under the ground to form dense colonies of stems with great leaf color and even yellow summer flowers.
Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle can solve your steep bank dangers by covering the area and holding the soil in place eliminating erosion. They work super along streams and rivers and lake front properties without blocking your view.
The plant breeders too have noticed what a great plant Diervilla is and they have come up with a variegated form, orange leaved, purple leaved, and a yellow leaved form in addition to the bronzy leaved native and they all perform beautifully.