Diervilla lonicera
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 1.0-1.2 metres; 3-4 feet Spread: 1.0-1.5 metres; 3-5 feet Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Moist to dry Wildlife: Hummingbirds; seed-eating birds Bloom Colour: Yellow with shades of red, orange or purple Tolerates: Poor, rocky or sandy soils; urban pollution Culture: Bush honeysuckle is an easily grown shrub that prefers a full sun to partial shade location and fertile, well-drained soil. Prune in early spring to shape bush, or cut back hard to rejuvenate. Noteworthy Characteristics: Bush honeysuckle is a small, mound-shaped, deciduous shrub growing to 3 ft. Exfoliating bark reveals orange inner bark. Dark-green leaves change from yellow to red in autumn. Small, bell-shaped flowers are yellow-green at first, becoming orange or purplish-red. Garden Uses: Bush Honeysuckle is a great shrub for those difficult dry, shaded areas. Also excellent for massing and erosion control.