Bush Honeysuckle, Diervilla splendens Diva El Madrigal
Bush Honeysuckle, Diervilla splendens Diva El Madrigal
Bush Honeysuckle, Diervilla splendens Diva El Madrigal
Bush Honeysuckle, Diervilla splendens Diva El Madrigal
Bush Honeysuckle, Diervilla splendens Diva El Madrigal
Bush Honeysuckle, Diervilla splendens Diva El Madrigal
Bush Honeysuckle, Diervilla splendens Diva El Madrigal
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Bush Honeysuckle, Diervilla splendens 'Diva El Madrigal'

Transform your garden into a colourful Mecca for butterflies with this hardy, vibrant bush honeysuckle.
  • An unusual flowering shrub with clusters of yellow, trumpet-shaped blooms and chocolate-brown leaves
  • A superb specimen plant for colour, the double-lipped flowers burst open in early summer
  • Wildlife friendly, the blooms of 'Diva' are a magnet to pollinators, especially butterflies
  • The show of colour continues into autumn as the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and orange
  • An established plant in a 9cm pot ready for immediate planting and will eventually reach approx. H1.3 x W1m.

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A bushy, deciduous shrub with very dark burgundy, almost chocolate foliage which contrasts well with the abundance of sulphur-yellow flowers in June and July, Diervilla splendens 'El Madrigal' Diva makes an ideal specimen shrub for any garden.

Also known as the American Bush Honeysuckle because of the shape of the flowers, it's a superb way to bring colour into your garden, the double-lipped blooms compliment perfectly the chocolate-red leaves, which turn red and orange in autumn.

Older leaves towards the base of the plant turn a deep, glossy green as they mature and as the flowers age, they develop an orange throat and are a magnet to pollinators, especially butterflies.

A new introduction, El Madrigal Diva spreads by sending up suckers which eventually form a decent sized clump, perfect for a massed planting.

Supplied as an established plant, ready for immediate planting and will eventually reach approx. H1.3 x W1m.

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Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for immediate planting and will eventually reach approx. H1.3 x W1m.

Plant Care Information

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
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

Planting Advice for Diervilla splendens 'El Madrigal' Diva:

  • Pot-grown shrubs can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. If in doubt, err towards spring but remember to keep pots well-watered so that the soil does not dry out.
  • 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.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove your Diervilla 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) then firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

Aftercare Advice for your American Bush Honeysuckle:

  • If you’re planting in spring or summer, water 'El Madrigal' Diva well and regularly for the first few months.
  • Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.
  • Apply a generous layer of mulch around the base of the plant after planting and thereafter annually.

Pruning Advice for Diervilla 'El Madrigal' Diva':

  • To prune, cut back to a low, permanent framework each spring as the buds are beginning to swell, removing any branches that are dead, damaged or diseased.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
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
130 cm
100 cm
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