Re: what is honeysuckle "bush" ?

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Posted by Newt on April 16, 2003 at 16:21:28:

In Reply to: what is honeysuckle posted by Suzie on April 16, 2003 at 15:44:11:

: I've been given a plant that I'm told grows into a cascading bush. It's been purported to be a bird-magnet when berries are ripe. It was called a honeysuckle bush, but looks very much like a weigela that I already have....can you clarify for me??

Hi Suzie,

Well, I can try. I went to www.google.com and put in quotes like this: "honeysuckle bush" and got several hits. There is a small shrub that is also called bush honeysuckle. It's botanical name is Diervilla lonicera. You could also search using the botanical name "Diervilla lonicera" or with "bush honeysuckle". You can also click on 'Images' at google and often get pictures too. Here's one that might be helpful.
http://www.rook.org/earl/bwca/nature/shrubs/diervilla.html

Here's another site that talks about different Lonicera bush honeysuckles.
http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/chf/outreach/VMG/bhnysckl.html

Guess that's why it's helpful to know the botanical (or Latin) name. You could search on 'Images' at google for weigelia as well to see which it is that you have. I suspect that you have a Lonicera bush honeysuckle if the birds go crazy for the berries.

Hope this helped,
Newt

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