Diervilla sessilifolia, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle

Size: shrub, 3-5' average height and spread at maturity

Buds: tan, chaffy, fairly loose scales, often superposed, with about 5 pairs of bud scales

Leaves: deciduous, opposite, 2-6" long, 1-3" wide, simple, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate tips, sharply serrate margins, very short petioles, emerges purple-bronze, dark green in summer, can be red-purple in fall

Twigs: usually with 4 decurrent lines, beneath and between leaf scars, large white pith

Flowers: monoecious, sulphr yellow, .5" in summer, cymes to 3"

capsules persistent, shaped like rows of miniature bottles

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