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Scientific Name: Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly'
Pronunciation: dy-er-VIL-uh ses-see-lih-FOH-lee-uh
Common Name: dwarf bush honeysuckle
Family Name: Caprifoliaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Thicket-forming shrub; leaves sessile, opposite, ovate to lance-shape, finely serrated, 6-18 cm long; flowers yellow in summer.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Dense, Spreading, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
dwarf bush honeysuckle
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Connate-perfoliate
Margins: Serrate
Additional Info: 6-17 cm long; pubescent on underside at midrib only; reddish veins

Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Yellow
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: clustered at end of branches

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Green, Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Persistent

Bark or Stem Colour:
Leaf Bud Type: Ovoid
Leaf Scar Shape:V-shaped
Organ Modifications: Runners (or stolons)

Propagation: Softwood cuttings, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
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(ONE) Overpass North side East
(ONW) Overpass North side West
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