Diervilla sessilifolia

Southern Bush-Honeysuckle

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Southern Bush-honeysuckle is a rare native deciduous shrub growing 4 to 6 feet in height and spread. Small yellow tubular flowers appear in mid to late summer. Foliage is a glossy, dark green. The species likes full sun to part shade and good drainage. Southern Bush-honeysuckle is very tough, withstanding cold, wind, poor soil, and drought. It is extremely valuable as an attractive fast-growing shrub for sunny steep banks where other plants do not do well. It will spread by underground rhizomes and can be pruned in early spring to keep growth lower. Do not confuse this choice species with the common wild honeysuckle bush, Lonicera tartarica, or the Japanese honeysuckle vine, Lonicera japonica, that have escaped and invaded woods throughout the east.



Rain Garden

Roof Garden

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type


Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half, Mostly shady,

Soil Condition

Clay, Organic, Average,

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moist, Wet,

Moderately moist


full quart


36 or taller,

Flower Color



Bloom Time

Mid summer,

Late summer,

Typical Height





4, 5, 6, 7, 8,