Bush honeysuckle

Diervilla 'Cool Splash'

Bush honeysuckle - Diervilla  'Cool Splash'

Common Name: Bush honeysuckle
Genus: Diervilla
Cultivar: 'Cool Splash'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: VariegatedFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Recently developed in the USA this fascinating introduction is the first variegated form. Its white-edged green foliage holds its colour well and is perfect for illuminating partially shaded spots where it will tolerate some drought once it has had a chance to become established. A close relative of Weigela, it forms a densely branched rounded deciduous shrub and produces tiny yellow flowers in late spring and early summer.

  • Garden care: Cut back to a low permanent framework each spring as the buds are beginning to swell and apply a generous layer of mulch around the base of the plant.