Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Dwarf Bush-honeysuckle

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Small
  • Scientific Name: Diervilla lonicera Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Bush-honeysuckle
  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 3-4'
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Tolerates dry conditions. Full sun to shade.

  • Notes:

    Small yellow flowers throughout summer into fall and yellow to maroon fall color. Its suckering habit provides good cover on slopes, but will often preclude its use in the formal landscape.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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