Southern bush honeysuckle (Diervilla sessilifolia) is a 3- to 5-foot-tall, deciduous shrub with small yellow flowers from early or midsummer into late summer, followed by reddish seed capsules. It spreads gently to moderately by suckering, making it an excellent large groundcover around larger shrubs, or for filling difficult sites, such as slopes or street-side plantings. In my garden, it is constantly buzzing with various kinds of bees. The showy orange-red fall foliage color of this US native is another handsome feature. Full sun to light shade. Zones 5 to 8.
Harvested in late October 2022. At least 30 seeds. Unknown ecotype.
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