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Sandbar Willow vs Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Salix exigua

Diervilla lonicera

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Sandbar Willow
Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Sandbar Willow is a deciduous species native to much of North America. This mid-sized, fast-growing shrub can be found in very wet areas, making it an ideal plan to use in a wet area with erosion risk.

Sandbar Willow has long, narrow green leaves, and its grassy narrow stems give it an attractive, bamboo-like appearance.

All willow are important to native pollinators each spring as they have higher amounts of pollen and nectar early each growing season when other food sources are scarce.

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.

SANDBAR WILLOW QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN BUSH HONEYSUCKLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Flowers: yellow to red
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: medium
Suckering: high





Other Names: low bush honeysuckle