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Western Sand Cherry vs Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Diervilla lonicera

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Western Sand Cherry
Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Western Sand Cherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. It is a popular ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries.

Due to its small stature and spreading qualities, Western Sandcherry is suitable as an underplanting or groundcover.

Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry and use it as rootstock. It is also popular to graft hardy apricots to.

The Northern Bush Honeysuckle is a small, dense, deciduous shrub. The trumpet-like yellow flowers bloom late spring to early summer. Dark green leaves turn yellow then red in the fall. The flower nectar has a sweet honey taste that can be sucked out of the flower.

Because of its aggressive suckering habit, the Northern Bush Honeysuckle makes a great hedge, shrub border, or thicket in a woodland garden.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN BUSH HONEYSUCKLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: shade, partial shade
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: small purple cherries
Flowers: white
Flowers: yellow to red
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: high





Other Names: low bush honeysuckle