northern bush-honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae Diervilla lonicera Mill. Listen to the Latin symbol: DILO Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Opposite, simple, ovate to elliptical, long pointed, 2 to 4 inches long, serrated margin, green above, slightly paler below.
Flower: Yellow to red, tube-like with spreading petals, 1/2 inch across, appearing in early summer.
Fruit: A dry, long-pointed, vase-shaped capsule, tips flare out into thin hairs.
Twig: Slender, ridged or lined, scales present at twig base, greenish red turning light brown, buds small.
Bark: Gray to light reddish brown, finely shreddy with age.
Form: Low shrub (to 4 feet) with a densely sprawling habit that forms mounds.

Looks like: Amur honeysuckle - American fly honeysuckle - silky dogwood - red-osier dogwood
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Additional Range Information:
Diervilla lonicera is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting northern bush-honeysuckle.
More: Fall Color
External Links:
USDAFS Additional Silvics
USDA Plants Database
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