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Pest Information

Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Northern Bush Honeysuckle

  • Latin Name: Diervilla Lonicera
  • Common Name: Northern Bush Honeysuckle
  • Other Names: N/A

Pest Details

Northern Bush Honeysuckle
Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Origin:

Native to North America, and found throughout much of the eastern half of the continent.

Biology:

A perennial shrub often used for ornamental garden purposes. It grows well in shaded locations, forming a thick shrub over 4 feet in height. Reproduction is from seeds.

Identification:

Mature plants are dense, sprawling shrubs with woody stems. The dark green leaves are opposite along the reddish stems, up to 6 inches in length on short stalks, and lance-shaped with serrate margins. The flowers occur in small clusters at the ends of the stems. These are yellow and with the bases of the petals fused to form a long, narrow tube. The very long stamens protrude noticeably from the flower.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

Not a plant needing control. Normally found as a garden ornamental, where physical pruning can keep it controlled.

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