Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly'

Diervilla sessilifolia 'Butterfly'


A much branched shrub with attractive coppery bronze-tipped dark green foliage which emerges coppery bronze in spring. In early summer subtle panicles of yellow trumpet-shaped flowers are produced along the branches which attract butterflies.

Ideal for planting in wilder areas where it can allowed to spread, or in woodland gardens as an under-storey plant.

Climate/Position: Full sun or partial shade

Height/Spread: 1.5 metres x 1.5 metres

Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained soil

Pruning: If required then cut back to a low, permanent framework each spring, and apply a generous layer of mulch around the base of the plant.

Special Requirements:

Reated to and similar to Weigelia.