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Washington Hawthorn vs Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Diervilla lonicera

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Washington Hawthorn
Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

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.

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN BUSH HONEYSUCKLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Berries: small, red
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Flowers: yellow to red
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: high

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: washington thorn
Other Names: low bush honeysuckle