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Cool Splash® Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle

Diervilla sessilifolia 'LPDC Podaras'

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Cool Splash® Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle

Cool Splash® Honeysuckle has bright white leaf margins that remain vibrant and clean until the first frost. Bunches of yellow blossoms adorn the plant in June and July, adding texture and color to the landscape. Cool Splash® is easy to grow in a variety of soils as long as it is not bone dry. This cultivar is a densely branched shrub that can form underground suckers, developing colonies over time. Use in lightly shaded areas or mass plantings in full sun for a spectacular effect. Found by Peter Podaras.

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Landscape Use

When it comes to designing a garden, there are few areas more challenging than small shady nooks. Whether tucked under the shade of a large tree or alongside a sheltered patio, this space requires plant arrangements that can captivate. In my experience, the go-to shrub for this situation is usually a rhododendron. Yet, Cool Splash™ Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle offers an even better solution.

With its bold and vibrant blooms, Cool Splash™ attracts all the senses with its irresistible show of color and scent. Furthermore, it is also low maintenance, requiring minimal care and upkeep to thrive. So if you're looking to create an impactful focal point in your shaded garden nook, look no further than Cool Splash™ Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle. It's sure to be your new gardening obsession!

Cool Splash™ Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle is a beautiful deciduous shrub that is perfect for brightening up dark landscapes. While this plant thrives in a sunny border, it is also able to tolerate shade. In the summer, Cool Splash™ produces clusters of sweet-smelling, trumpet-shaped yellow blossoms that are sure to attract a variety of colorful butterflies and hummingbirds.

Not only is Cool Splash™ great for its beauty and appeal to wildlife, but it can also handle some tough conditions such as dry shade and hard clay soil. Thanks to its extensive root system, Cool Splash™ is also a great choice for erosion control. Whether you want to fill your garden with beauty or enhance your landscaping, Cool Splash™ Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle is a perfect choice!

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Cool Splash® Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle

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Plant Features

  • Height: 2.5-4.5'
  • Width: 2.5-4.5'
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Heat Zone: 7
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Habit: Compact, Mounded


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