Woody Plants Database - Diervilla sessilifolia

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Woody Plants Database - Diervilla sessilifolia
Woody Plants Database [http://woodyplants.cals.cornell.edu]
Species: Diervilla sessilifolia
(deer-vill'lah ses-il-i-fo'lee-ah)
Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle
Cultivar Information
Together with the closely related D. lonicera, this is a genus with very few current cultivars, but its
adaptability to urban environments may mean that more varieties will be forthcoming.
* See specific cultivar notes on next page.
Ornamental Characteristics
Environmental Characteristics
Size: Shrub < 4 feet, Groundcover
Light: Full sun, Part shade
Height: 3' - 5' (spread 3' - 5')
Hardy To Zone: 4a
Leaves: Deciduous
Soil Ph: Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil
(pH 5.0 to 8.0)
Shape: spreading
Salt Tolerance: Tolerates salt spray
Ornamental Other: full sun to moderate
shade; trouble free
Environmental Other: deep yellow trumpet
shaped flowers in late June; early to leaf
out; late to drop its leaves; good for mass
planting on banks or large scale
groundcover
Insect Disease
Bare Root Transplanting
Any
No diseases listed
Other
very vigorous, Native South Eastern US
Moisture Tolerance
Occasionally saturated
or very wet soil
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2
3
Consistently moist,
well-drained soil
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5
6
Occasional periods of
dry soil
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8
9
Prolonged periods of
dry soil
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Cultivars for Diervilla sessilifolia
Showing 1-3 of 3 items.
Cultivar Name
Notes
D. lonicera 'Copper'
D. lonicera 'Copper' - new leaves are copper colored
Butterfly
'Butterfly' - excellent red fall color
Cool Splash
'Cool Splash' - white variegated foliage
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Photos
Diervilla sessilifolia - Leaves
Diervilla sessilifolia - Leaves
Diervilla sessilifolia - Leaves
Diervilla sessilifolia - Flowers
Diervilla sessilifolia - Habit
Diervilla sessilifolia - Leaves
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