I purchased 3 of these last fall and they are all looking healthy after some heavy spring snows. Living at 8500 ft can be a challenge as far as gardening is concerned. Deer are a big problem. What they leave alone one year, they will snack on another year. Unfortunately we had to cage these bushes because a deer ate half of one of them. These are planted all over Colorado.
Kodiak® Orange 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 pushes fall color to the limits with its glowing orange fall foliage. It lights up the fall landscape, making it an ecofriendly alternative to burning bush. Bright yellow flowers in early summer add to its appeal. A durable native plant that thrives in sun or shade, its 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® Orange diervilla:
Foliage 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
- Orange new growth and glowing orange-red fall foliage
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:OrangeFoliage Shade:orangeHabit: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:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses: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® Orange Diervilla x 'G2X88544' USPP 27,548, Can 5,596
5442321Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Mountain Lady, Colorado, United States, 7 weeks ago
Wonderful plant- bought one of each color last Summer and they've performed beautifully, displayed great color and hardiness. Not fussy at all! Will buy more.Deca, United States, 2 years ago
This is such a fantastic plant, so hardy and easy to grow. It’s too bad you don’t have a good image of the fall color. It is so much prettier in the fall than the invasive burning bush and the color lasts for weeks.Lori Sherman, Indiana, United States, 3 years ago
I purchased and planted 3 of these last summer in a mostly shaded spot. This year they are growing beautifully and have flowers that are attracting hummingbirds. I am so pleased with these that I am going to replace a barberry plant with these native species - would like to try the Kodiak Black. I have always had good luck with the plants I have ordered from Proven Winners and these were no exception. This is my go-to place for plants.Suzette Hjermstad, Minnesota, United States, 4 years ago
What a great plant, easy to grow and beautiful will probably buy more!Robert Anderson, Ohio, United States, 4 years ago