- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
The Low Bush Honeysuckle is an excellent choice if you want a low-maintenance shrub with vibrant color that will support and attract pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. New foliage has a crimson hue before transitioning into a deep green. Later in the growing season, the foliage will be a bright shade of yellow-orange. Yellow flowers bloom in June and give way to berries in the fall.
This deciduous shrub has an upright, woody structure and naturally maintains a compact size. Use this perennial in beds, mass plantings, or create a border. Include in a butterfly garden or plant near a patio or deck to admire the birds that will eat the berries. Low Bush Honeysuckle is a native plant, so it will thrive with very little care after it has settled in. Grow this lovely shrub as a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 9.
Low Bush Honeysuckle Care
Plant in full to partial sun, although this plant prefers more shade than light. Routinely water for the first year to help the plant acclimate. Established plants will need water weekly or when the soil dries out. Use rich, moist soil that promotes drainage.
Feed Honeysuckle each spring using a balanced fertilizer. Trim damaged growth at any time during the growing season, and shape the plant after the flowers fade. Give the shrub a rejuvenating trim every few years.
Low Bush Honeysuckle Spacing
The Low Bush Honeysuckle is a compact shrub that will reach 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. When used in a mass planting, the shrubs should be spaced 2 to 3 feet apart.
Low Bush Honeysuckle Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Habit: Mounded, Spreading|
|Flower Color(s): Yellow|
|Bloom Period: Late June|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Variegated|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Fall Interest|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Low Bush Honeysuckle|
|Scientific Name: DIERVILLA RIVULARIS `RU-BEE WREN`|
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