Firefly™ Nightglow™ Bush Honeysuckle

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Fireflies in the night sky! The Firefly™ series Nightglow™ Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla x splendens 'El Madrigal') features dark reddish-purple foliage and yellow blooms! Upright growing and dramatically hued, it's a mix of dark burgundy, bruised purple, and dark red foliage! Creating the perfect backdrop for the tiny, bright sulfur-yellow flowers in the summer, just like Fireflies in the night!

You'll love the way the clusters of star-shaped, bright yellow, trumpet-shaped blooms stand out against the dramatic leaves! The Butterflies, native bees, and Hummingbirds adore your Firefly™ Nightglow™ because it boasts bright yellow flowers in early summer! Then in autumn, intensely red-orange fall color lights up these amazing native shrubs! Only growing 2-3 feet in height and width, Firefly™ is incredibly versatile and space-saving!

This Firefly™ Series Bush Honeysuckle, while related to the Vine and the Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), it isn't invasive. It plays well with its garden neighbors for sure! Add to that deer resistance, plus disease resistance, and it can even grow in dry shade! Combined with its long bloom time and gorgeous foliage, and you have a most excellent landscape plant! Growing 3-4 feet in height and spreading 4-5 feet wide, these vigorous and incredibly adaptable, cold-hardy shrubs thrive throughout USDA growing zones 3-7.

Planting and Application:

The dramatic foliage and bright blooms make Firefly™ Nightglow™ an impressive accent, focal point and specimen shrub! Light up urban courtyards and upscale cottage borders alike with these space-saving ornamental shrubs! Try creating the opposite of a Moon Garden with dark and mysterious plants like Firefly™!

Savvy gardeners can appreciate why low-maintenance plants are a great idea! Why not use this sun and shade-tolerant shrub as the mainstay of your easy-care garden design? The modest size enables you to fit these anywhere! Add drama to planters and containers, balcony gardens and around sunny or shady patios! Small enough to line walkways, flank your front entry, or create low privacy hedges, garden edging, and colorful facer shrubs!

Use as a solid backdrop for smaller perennial borders or in a Butterfly Garden! Drama and color like this intensify and sets off everything else in your mixed-shrub beds and borders! Be sure to snip them regularly to include the unusual foliage in your cut flower bouquets!

Consider this your "go-to" landscape solution to cover ground and fill wide, open areas with knockout color. Include these all along the mid-ground of your mixed shrub border or as low hedges. They'll make a fantastic contrast in front of flowering trees and taller shrubs. Commercial and home landscapes can use these shrubs en masse in wide planting beds. Save a little room for a few bright flowering accent plants, and you'll be ready to relax in your space! They'll fill in your wide, open areas with brilliant color, butterflies and songbirds!

  • Dramatic Purple-Red Foliage & Stems
  • Upright Shrub Form Covered in Vivid Yellow Blooms
  • Butterflies & Beneficial Pollinators Galore!
  • Cold Hardy Native Cultivar - Well-Behaved & Not Invasive
  • Great Soil Stabilizer for Slopes & Embankments
  • Dramatic Specimen, Create Fantastic Focal Points, Hedges & Backdrops

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Bush Honeysuckles loves full sun and you will have the very best foliage color by planting yours where it will get 6 or more hours of sun a day, however, it will also perform well in partially shady areas at the cost of some of those adorable flowers and the intensity of color. Cold-hardy native cultivars in USDA zones 3 through 7, these shrubs are not particular on soil type, any well-drained soil is fine! Low moisture requirements and adaptability mean these are easy-care and low-maintenance shrubs.

Every other year, add a top dressing of a three-inch layer of arborist mulch. You'll keep the root system cool and moist. Mulch between plants also helps keep new mass plantings weed-free. Naturally shapely, you can easily keep them manicured with regular pruning in early spring to shape or shorten them. Or, let it do its thing for a more natural look. Should you need to prune, do so in the late winter or early spring, or the entire shrub can be cut down to the ground in early spring and will quickly re-grow from the roots.

  • Grows Well in Full Sun For Best Foliage Color
  • Thrives in Part Shade & Full Shade Too!
  • Wide Range of Well-Drained Soil Types
  • Regular Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Prune If Needed - Late Winter or Early Spring
  • Deer Tend to Leave it Alone
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Firefly™ Nightglow™ Bush Honeysuckle Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Bloomin Easy
Botanical Name Diervilla x splendens 'El Madrigal'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Adaptable Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Orange, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring