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Diervilla lonicera

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Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Diervilla (dy-er-VIL-uh) (Info)
Species: lonicera (luh-NIS-er-a) (Info)

Synonym:Diervilla diervilla
Synonym:Diervilla lonicera var. hypomalaca
Synonym:Diervilla trifida

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Category:
Groundcovers
Shrubs

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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3 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Rickwebb On Aug 22, 2014, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

There is a group of plants planted on the east side of Morton Arboretum in northeast Illinois in what is silty soil of pH about 7.0.in the Illinois Rare Plant Collection I took photos of it there. I only saw it once before at the Philadelphia Flower Show. It suckers freely to be more of a groundcover about 2 to 3 feet high.

Positive laura10801 On Apr 25, 2012, laura10801 from Fairfield County, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:

I planted this shrub about a year ago (from a rather small seedling I got from Bluestone Perennials). It's reached it's 3 foot height and spread, which is a good thing. I have it planted on a slope in mostly shade next to a tree. It is leafing out nicely this spring and it managed to hold on to its red leaves all winter, which was a pleasant surprise. I definitely recommend this shrub and I am now trying to figure out is there is an area on my property that would look nice with a mass planting, since I have have some very difficult areas and this has thrived in on of the toughest areas.

Positive Malus2006 On Jun 3, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

A interesting native species, it comes out with reddish leaves in the spring and afterward. It have tiny yellow flowers that leaves much to be desired - it also have a habit of suckering but it make a interesting statement in a yard - proves you have enough room for it.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cos Cob, Connecticut
Chicago, Illinois
Lisle, Illinois
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sandusky, Ohio
Mc Donald, Tennessee



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