> Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle
dwarf bush honeysuckle, or Diervilla lonicera, is a short, shrubby
honeysuckle plant. The dwarf bush honeysuckle has opposite leaves
that are ovate and pointed with a serrated margin. The leaves
are two to four inches long and green, with a slightly paler
underside. Flowers of a dwarf bush honeysuckle are most commonly
red, and a half-inch across, appearing in June and July. The
fruit is a dry, long capsule, with thin hairs flaring out of
bush honeysuckle has slender twigs with ridges and scales
near the base. The wood is greenish red, and turns light brown
as the plant matures. The buds of a dwarf bush honeysuckle
are very small. The bark is gray to light reddish brown, and
shreds finely with age. A dwarf bush honeysuckle is a low
shrub with a densely sprawling habit and forms mounds. They
typically grow to from two to four feet in height.
bush honeysuckle grows primarily in the western United States.
The roots are fibrous, with shallow laterals. The dwarf bush
honeysuckle will grow best in exposed rocky sites, or areas
with good drainage. A dwarf bush honeysuckle will live for
nearly one hundred years if allowed.
best by seeds and rhizomes, the dwarf bush honeysuckle will
often form widely scattered clumps or patches. The plants
are not able to pollinate themselves, and require insects
that have visited fertile plant in order for them to be pollinated.
They are relatively shade tolerant, and transplant well. A
dwarf bush honeysuckle is a perfect addition to any garden
that would like an easy to grow bush to last a long time.