- Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
- Mature Height 30 - 32 Inches
- Mature Spread 36 - 40 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Botanically called Diervilla rivularis Honeybee, this stunning shrub is more commonly known as the Honeybee Bush Honeysuckle. Perfect for growing as part of a mixed border, its attractive golden foliage really stands out against darker-leaved specimens. In summer, it produces honeysuckle-like yellow flowers that are loved by pollinators. Growing to only 3 feet high, this compact shrub is ideal for those smaller garden spaces.
Drought tolerant once established, the Honeybee Bush Honeysuckle is easy to grow and requires little ongoing care. Suitable for growing in zones 4 through 8, this shrub is hardy and can tolerate most soil types. Due to its small mounding form, it is ideal for growing in a container or can make a big impact when planted out in a large group or row.
Honeybee Bush Honeysuckle Care
Regular watering after planting and for the first season or two is required, but once established it can cope with a fair amount of neglect. The Honeybee Bush Honeysuckleis a tolerant shrub and can adapt to most soils as long as they are well drained. Best grown in a sunny spot, Honeybee can also tolerate a fair amount of shade. Although not required, a general fertilizer can be applied in spring to give this shrub a boost.
Requiring a prune only once a year, the Honeybee Bush Honeysuckle can simply be lightly trimmed before new growth appears in spring. Although drought tolerant once mature, container-grown plants will need frequent watering to avoid the soil completely drying out and the plant suffering.
Honeybee Bush Honeysuckle Spacing
With its attractive, mound-like habit, the Honeybee Bush Honeysuckle can grow to around 2-3 feet tall by 3 feet wide. For maximum impact, it can be grown en masse at a spacing of 24-36 inches.
Honeybee Bush Honeysuckle Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)|
|Mature Height: 30 - 32 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 36 - 40 Inches|
|Spacing: 36 - 40 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Yellow|
|Bloom Period: Late Spring|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Gold, Green, Brown|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Common Name: Honeybee Bush Honeysuckle|
|Scientific Name: Diervilla rivularis Honeybee|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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