Diervilla × splendens is a deciduous, flowering shrub which produces clusters of sulphur-yellow, trumpet-shaped blooms at the end of its gracefully arching coppery branches.
A superb specimen plant for colour, the double-lipped flowers burst in early summer and compliment perfectly the lush green foliage which emerges with copper tones in the spring and turn to vibrant shades of red and purple in autumn.
As the blooms of 'Butterfly' age, they turn a delightful yellow-coral and are a magnet to pollinators, especially butterflies.
A remarkable hybrid, the bush honeysuckle is a cross between Diervilla sessifolia and Diervilla lonice and once established, Diervilla spreads by sending up suckers. These new stems will eventually form a decent sized clump, perfect for a massed planting or even to stabilise and to help protect slopes from soil erosion.
Supplied as an established plant 40-50cm tall (inc pot) in a 4L pot, ready for immediate planting and will eventually reach approx. H1.5 x W1m.