First Editions® Cool Splash® Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle

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Make a big visual impact with this low-growing, native, First Editions® Cool Splash® Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla sessilifolia 'LPDC Podaras' PP 19,391). Each narrow, dark green leaf is punctuated with a "pop" of bright white at the margin! With variegated foliage and fragrant yellow flowers in summertime, Cool Splash® Bush Honeysuckle definitely earns a starring role in your landscape!

Rather, it stays low to the ground in a mounded growth habit. It spreads out a bit to cover bare ground in a gorgeous way. Cool Splash® Honeysuckle will soon become one of your favorite shrubs for its exquisite, variegated foliage. The 4-inch, ovate to lance-shaped leaves feature dark green centers surrounded by bright white to ivory margins.

You'll relish the heady summertime fragrance, too. Clusters of brilliant yellow, trumpet-shaped blooms are an elegant contrast against showy red stems. They bloom for a long time in the summer. Use this native cultivar selection as an important nectar source for your local Butterflies and Hummingbirds too!

Cool Splash® is the first variegated Diervilla Honeysuckle, and it is a winner! The margins turn pink for a fall color display. It is densely branched, with a rounded habit and arching nature that Cool Splash® is low maintenance, so it won't require much of your time or effort. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 7 and grows to 2-4 feet in height and in width, forming a colorful rounded ornamental shrub!

Planting and Application:

These versatile plants are showy enough to build your garden design around. People will notice this small shrub, even if you tuck it into a partially shaded corner. Cool Splash® draws the eye with its outstanding foliage. It works hard for you without giving you trouble. This is not an invasive plant, unlike other members of the Honeysuckle family.

Cool Splash® stays full and lush all the way down to the ground. Line your garden beds with these pretty "workhorses" and you'll be well on your way to a gorgeous, low-maintenance landscape. This is a wonderful choice to create an easy-care mass planting. Plant two feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

The bright, white, and green foliage call attention to itself. Use a series of these plants along the dappled shady edge of a woodland path. Use as erosion control and soil stabilizing on slopes and embankments as a safe alternative to turf. These shrubs are especially lovely in a naturalized area on a hillside or rough location that needs some definition.

Use them near the edge of walkways for a big visual impact. Try them as an impactful Filler in exterior planters. Plant one in an unexpected and amusing spot. Underplant your mature foundation evergreens with Cool Splash®. You'll appreciate how they look bright and clean all season long.

The ornamental features of Cool Splash® are sophisticated enough for high-end commercial properties. But, this small shrub brightens the Moon Garden, and it plays beautifully in cottage-style gardens, too. It's the little details that make a garden or landscape shine. Use the versatile, hard-working Cool Splash® Bush Honeysuckle throughout your space to help tie the entire design together.

  • High Contrast Variegated Foliage
  • Dark Green Center & Crisp White Margins & Pink Fall Color!
  • Plenty of Fragrant Yellow Flowers
  • Blooms from Mid to Late Summer
  • Butterflies, Beneficial Pollinators & Hummingbirds
  • Works Well in Container - Specimens, Accents & Focal Points

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This rugged Diervilla thrives just about wherever it's planted. It's simply not fussy about soil type, and can grow in either full sun or partial shade. It can even puts up with road salt, so can be used in street plantings. You can plant it almost anywhere, but you'll have the best foliage color in full sun. Our team has seen it perform well in shady areas that receive a bit less than 4 hours of sun a day.

Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis for best results. Add a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch over the root system to keep it cool and moist. Prune in early spring to shape or shorten. Cool Splash is easily kept smaller if needed, with early trimming.

  • Grows in Full Sun and Partial Shade
  • Tolerates a Wide-Range of Soil & Moisture - Tolerates Salt
  • Extremely Cold Hardy Native Plant
  • Rarely Damaged by Deer
  • Well-Behaved, Non-Invasive Honeysuckle

Cool Splash® Honeysuckle's colorful foliage and fragrant flowers make a spectacular effect anywhere you place it in your yard. It's a beautiful shrub with exceptional features that you won't want to miss out on. Order yours this season from!

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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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50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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First Editions® Cool Splash® Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Diervilla sessilifolia 'LPDC Podaras' PP19391
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 1/2 - 4 1/2 feet
Mature Spread 2 1/2 - 4 1/2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Adaptable to Most Soils
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green & White
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes