An Illustrated Guide to the Native Plant Garden by Susan Carpenter
The native dwarf bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera) is shown here growing in full sun in mesic soil. In shade, the leaves and stems are not red. The flowers attract pollinators, such as this two-spotted bumble bee, Bombus bimaculatus. This shrub can be renewal pruned, by removing several of the oldest stems, in the dormant season.