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Kodiak® Black Diervilla rivularis

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Exposure
  • Full Shade
  • Part Shade to Shade
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun
  • Sun or Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
48" 48"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
36 - 48"
  • Details

    Features

    Looking for an adaptable native plant that's drought-tolerant, deer-resistant and colorful? This is it!

    Diervilla just got a lot more colorful: this tough, easy-growing shrub is a standout with its dark burgundy-black foliage. The color is especially intense in spring and autumn. The bright yellow flowers add contrast in early summer. This is a durable native that thrives in sun or shade, and is a very useful landscape plant. 

    Top three reasons to grow Kodiak® Black Diervilla:

    • One of the best shade-tolerant shrubs (though color is more intense in sun or part shade)
    • Never without clusters of yellow flowers during the summer
    • Dramatic black-purple foliage all season with vivid red tones in autumn
    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Drought Tolerant
    Erosion Control
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Shade: 
    Burgundy-black
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Full Shade
    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun or Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Naturalizing; mass plantings

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Adaptable to most soils, including dry ones. Trim in spring and apply a controlled-release fertilizer.

    Fun Facts: 

    Though it is sometimes called "bush honeysuckle," Diervilla is not invasive.

    Kodiak® Black Diervilla rivularis 'SMNDRSF' USPP 27,550, Can 5,938
  • 1 Review

    • This is grown so well in my hot, dry, clay soil with little care. The foliage and flowers look pretty

      Jennifer Winship
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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