While not a true honeysuckle ( Lonicera spp. The first thing I had to do was to figure out your plant hardiness zone. Honeybee Honeysuckle bush has more than just beautiful golden yellow leaves that will look great in your front or back garden, it also has beautiful small but sweet fragrant yellow amber flowers that will have all the bees and butterflies in the neighborhood want to come â¦ With the exception of Lonicera nitida, which is a shrub type honeysuckle, most honeysuckle are hardy into zone 3, meaning a well established plant would have no â¦ It is a native honeysuckle with yellow flowers that may turn orange or brown as they age. The flowers appear in early summer and last through summer, and the foliage occasionally exhibits bright red fall color. Ottawa lies somewhere between zone 4 and zone 5. and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 3-10), Northern bush honeysuckle has honeysuckle-like yellow flowers and glossy green foliage on a native, deciduous shrub 3 to 4 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet wide. Besides the alternatives listed in this post, you might also consider Diervilla lonicera â the Northern Bush Honeysuckle. New growth emerges in spring with a deep burgundy tone, and turns vivid red in fall. Kodiak ® Red diervilla is a native flowering shrub that looks great while shrugging off shade and problem soils. Rugged beauty for the toughest spots in your landscape.