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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

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?.

Flowering in early June with slight variations in flower color

Garden in Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Opposite, sessile leaves

North Carolina mountains

Bettina Darveaux

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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