The genus Diervilla is comprised of a trio of shrubs from open woodlands of North America. Grow them in a shrub border or open woodland for their bushy form and their tubular, 2-lipped flowers. They spread by suckers and can form a thicket.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsBushy habit and tubular flowers that are sometimes fragrant.
CareGrow in sun or partial shade in fertile, well-drained soil. Bush honeysuckle can tolerate dry shade.
PropagationPropagate from suckers in early to mid-spring or from softwood cuttings in summer.
ProblemsGenerally trouble free, but powdery mildew and fungal spot can occasionally affect plants.