Diervilla lonicera (Fr: dièreville chèvrefeuille | En: northern bush-honeysuckle)
Northern Bush Honeysuckle is a beautiful and versatile shrub that is adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions. Its relatively short an d multi-stemmed nature makes it useful as a ground cover.
The plant has clusters of yellow tubular flowers in late spring to early summer, which are attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The leaves are also a food source for the caterpillars of several species of moths and butterflies. The dense foliage provides cover and nesting sites for birds and other small animals.
Habitat: This plant is found in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, thickets, and rocky slopes.
Flowering Season: Northern Bush Honeysuckle blooms from late spring to early summer, typically from June to July. The yellow flowers attract a wide range of pollinators, making it an important plant for wildlife.
Sun Requirements: This plant can grow in full sun to partial shade, but it seems to prefers partial shade, as I most often encounter it in open areas, but under a tree, or in open woodlands. It can also tolerate full shade but may have fewer blooms.
Moisture Requirements: Northern Bush Honeysuckle is adaptable to a wide range of soil moisture conditions, from dry to moist soils. However, it prefers moist, well-drained soils.
Soil Requirements: It can tolerate poor soil conditions.
In summary, . It provides important benefits to wildlife, making it an excellent addition to any native plant garden or landscape.