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Labrador Tea vs Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Rhododendron groenlandicum (Ledum groenlandicum)

Diervilla lonicera

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Labrador Tea
Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

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.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN BUSH HONEYSUCKLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: shade, partial shade
Fall colour: rust orange
Flowers: white, fragrant
Flowers: yellow to red
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: high



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested


Other Names: low bush honeysuckle