Diervilla sessifolia 'BUTTERFLY'

Diervilla sessifolia
Diervilla sessifolia 'BUTTERFLY'
bush honeysuckle
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.6-1.3m
USUAL WIDTH 0.6-1.3m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS yellow
BLOOMING TIME June - July
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE neutral to alkaline
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Bush honeysuckle is native to North America (Canada) and consists of 3 species and quite a few hybrids or varieties to this day. However, diervilla sessilifolia is a species which comes from S.E. USA and is called southern bush honeysuckle.

Butterfly is a yellow flowering variety of bush honeysuckle with rich green leaves. They are stalk-less, lance-shaped, acuminate, and deciduous. 2-lipped, honeysuckle-like, sulphur yellow flowers come out from June for about 6 to 8 weeks. The plant is sometimes called American weigela because of its similarity to weigela before it shows its different flowers.

Bush honeysuckle is a suckering shrub growing vigorously into bushy and dense thickets about one meter tall and wide. It can be pruned in any way you like, but if flowers are what you are after prune it immediately after flowering in summer as it flowers on previous year's wood. Another nice feature is the colour of new twigs which turn reddish brown when they mature in midsummer.

It can take almost any well-drained soil, however, for best results provide humus-rich, constantly moist soil and mulch it well to prevent the roots from drying out which might result in slower growth, weak flowering, and smaller leaves. Grow it in full sun or part shade. Hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update: 22-03-2019
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Diervilla sessifolia height 30-50 cm
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Diervilla sessifolia height 40-60 cm, width 30-40 cm
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  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
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