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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.

Species and cultivars

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