A hybrid between D. sessilifolia and D. lonicera, intermediate between its parents. It originated in cultivation in Europe in about 1850 and was originally described as a new species by Carrière in 1852–1853 (Bean 1981a; Cullen et al. (eds) 2011; Hatch 2017).
USDA Hardiness Zone 5b-6a
RHS Hardiness Rating H6
For a general discussion see the genus article.
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A very recent introduction to horticulture, this clone is described as having rich dark burgundy-red to purplish-red, highly textured foliage, contrasting markedly with the yellow flowers, retaining its colouration all through summer and followed by very rich-red autumn colour (Hatch 2017).