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Diervilla x splendens Butterfly
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Diervilla x splendens 'Butterfly'

Transform your garden into a colourful Mecca for butterflies with this hardy, vibrant bush honeysuckle.
  • Fill your garden with colour with this unusual flowering shrub and its clusters of sulphur-yellow, trumpet-shaped blooms produced at the end of its gracefully arching coppery branches.
  • A superb specimen plant for colour, the colourful, double-lipped flowers burst in early summer and compliment perfectly the lush green foliage which emerges with copper tones in the spring.
  • Wildlife friendly, the blooms of 'Butterfly' turn a delightful yellow-coral as they age and are a magnet to pollinators, especially butterflies.
  • The show of colour continues into autumn as the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and purple before falling in a cascade of fiery tones.
  • Supplied as an established plant 40-50cm tall (inc pot) in a 4L pot, ready for immediate planting and will eventually reach approx. H1.5 x W1m.
  • Fill your garden with colour with this unusual flowering shrub and its clusters of sulphur-yellow, trumpet-shaped blooms produced at the end of its gracefully arching coppery branches.
  • A superb specimen plant for colour, the colourful, double-lipped flowers burst in early summer and compliment perfectly the lush green foliage which emerges with copper tones in the spring.
  • Wildlife friendly, the blooms of 'Butterfly' turn a delightful yellow-coral as they age and are a magnet to pollinators, especially butterflies.
  • The show of colour continues into autumn as the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and purple before falling in a cascade of fiery tones.
  • Supplied as an established plant 40-50cm tall (inc pot) in a 4L pot, ready for immediate planting and will eventually reach approx. H1.5 x W1m.

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Diervilla splendens is a deciduous, flowering shrub which produces clusters of sulphur-yellow, trumpet-shaped blooms at the end of its gracefully arching coppery branches.

A superb specimen plant for colour, the double-lipped flowers burst in early summer and compliment perfectly the lush green foliage which emerges with copper tones in the spring and turn to vibrant shades of red and purple in autumn.

As the blooms of 'Butterfly' age, they turn a delightful yellow-coral and are a magnet to pollinators, especially butterflies.

A remarkable hybrid, the bush honeysuckle is a cross between Diervilla sessifolia and Diervilla lonice and once established, Diervilla spreads by sending up suckers. These new stems will eventually form a decent sized clump, perfect for a massed planting or even to stabilise and to help protect slopes from soil erosion.

Supplied as an established plant 40-50cm tall (inc pot) in a 4L pot, ready for immediate planting and will eventually reach approx. H1.5 x W1m.

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Item 510683 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant 40-50cm tall (inc pot) in a 4L pot, ready for immediate planting and will eventually reach approx. H1.5 x W1m.

Plant Care Information

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

Grow in full sun or partial shade and make sure that you plant it with enough room to spread - it's perfect for planting in woodland garden areas where it can make a vibrant under storey to taller shrubs and trees.

Care Information

  • Shrub roots generally tend to spread out rather than down, so dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well.
  • To prune, cut back to a low, permanent framework each spring as the buds are beginning to swell.
  • Apply a generous layer of mulch around the base of the plant after planting and thereafter annually.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

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When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
150 cm
100 cm
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