I planted these in a shady area that is kind of dark. They showed up and the fall color was great. I only rated as a 4 because the deer in my area did eat them so I had to spray them.
Kodiak® Fresh™ Diervilla x
- Full Shade
- Part Shade to Shade
- Part Sun to 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).
Looking for a durable native plant that will thrive in sun or shade, and is drought-tolerant? Deer-resistant, too? You've got it!
This shrub gives a new look to Diervilla with its bright lime-yellow foliage in summertime, always accompanied by bright yellow flowers. Like the other members of the Kodiak series, it lights up the fall landscape, making it an ecofriendly alternative to burning bush. A durable native plant that thrives in sun or shade, it is drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, and can even grow in dry shade. This is an excellent landscape plant that will succeed in even challenging sites.
Top three reasons to grow Kodiak® Fresh diervilla:
Long BloomingFoliage InterestFall InterestDrought TolerantErosion ControlAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerNative to North America
- Tolerant of dry shade (though color is best with at least some sun)
- Never without yellow flower clusters in the summer
- Orangey-red new growth, persistent lime coloring, and glowing orange fall foliage
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:24 - 36 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:Lime GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Full ShadeLight Requirement:Part Shade to ShadeLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunLight Requirement:Sun or ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:SummerHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Naturalizing; mass plantingsMaintenance 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 like certain honeysuckles are.Kodiak® Fresh™ Diervilla x 'SMNDSS' USPPAF, Can PBRAF