Copper Bush Honeysuckle

Copper’ Bush Honeysuckle

Diervilla Lonicera ‘Copper’

Here is a tough, deer resistant, North American native shrub that definitely deserves more praise!  ‘Copper’ Bush Honeysuckle is a fast grower, excellent for mass plantings, slopes rain gardens and wildlife plantings.  Their copper-red new foliage matures to a lovely bronze-green and is free from disease and pest problems.  In mid-summer small yellow trumpet-like flowers begin to bloom attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.  When autumn arrives ‘Copper’ produces layers of color in the foliage from yellow-gold to orange and red. What a lovely, low maintenance shrub!  They grow in full sun to shade and prefer sandy or dry soils making them very hardy, very versatile, and drought tolerant once established.  Mounded, arching/spreading branches produce mature plants about 2-3’ tall by 3-4’ wide.  ‘Copper’ Bush Honeysuckle you are a beautiful plant!

Thanks to Heidi Brosseau for submitting this blog!

 

2 thoughts on “Copper Bush Honeysuckle”

  1. You can prune these any amount you want once it is established for a year or two. You could cut it back 1/4, 1/2 or even run a lawn mower or brush hog over the top and you would still have a beuatiful mass of low shrubbery within a few weeks of the start of the growing season.

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