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Diervilla sessilifolia

Southern Bush-honeysuckle, Smoooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle

Scientific Name:

Diervilla sessilifolia

Genus:

Diervilla

Species Epithet:

sessilifolia

Common Name:

Southern Bush-honeysuckle, Smoooth Southern Bush-honeysuckle

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Rock outcrops, ridges, landslide scars, trail margins, other rocky open places, streambanks, at moderate to high elevations. Uncommon in NC mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

Notes:

Clump forming. Cultivars available. Global Rank G4?.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/diervilla-sessilifolia/

https://nc.audubon.org/700



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