Description

**Pre-orders are for local pickup only. We do not ship plants. Please double check your location and ensure you are able to pick up your plants in the spring (available for pickup starting May 11th). Specify pickup date in 'notes' when completing your order.

**This plant is native to Northern Michigan

Growing Requirements:

  • Flourishes in well-drained soil
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade
  • Tolerant of various soil types, including loamy and sandy soils
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Hardy in USDA zones 3-7

Features:

Northern Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera) is a versatile deciduous shrub prized for its charming flowers, attractive foliage, and adaptability to various growing conditions. Its compact growth habit and low maintenance make it a popular choice for borders, mass plantings, and naturalized areas. This native plant not only adds beauty to the landscape but also attracts pollinators and provides habitat for wildlife.

Mature Size and Form:

In optimal conditions, Northern Bush Honeysuckle can reach a height of 2 to 4 feet with a similar spread. Its dense, rounded growth habit is adorned with oval-shaped leaves and clusters of tubular, yellow flowers, creating a lovely display of color and texture in the garden.

Benefits to the Local Ecosystem:

Northern Bush Honeysuckle offers several ecological benefits, enriching the local ecosystem and supporting biodiversity:

  • Pollinator Attraction: The tubular flowers of Northern Bush Honeysuckle attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, enhancing pollination and promoting biodiversity in the garden.
  • Wildlife Habitat: The dense growth habit and dense foliage of Northern Bush Honeysuckle provide cover and nesting sites for birds and small mammals, contributing to habitat diversity and ecological balance in the garden.
  • Erosion Control: The fibrous root system of Northern Bush Honeysuckle helps stabilize soil and prevent erosion on slopes and embankments, making it an excellent choice for erosion-prone areas.
  • Visual Appeal: With its charming flowers and compact form, Northern Bush Honeysuckle adds color and texture to borders, mass plantings, and naturalized areas, creating a welcoming and inviting outdoor space.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Northern Bush Honeysuckle is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal watering and care. It's an excellent choice for gardeners seeking a resilient and beautiful plant for a variety of landscape settings.