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Kodiak® Orange Diervilla x

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 48 Inches
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Kodiak® Orange Diervilla x
Sun or Shade 36 - 48

Features

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:

  • 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
Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Attracts: 
Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
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: 
Orange
Foliage Shade: 
orange
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun or Shade
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
4a, 4b, 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 like certain honeysuckles are.

Kodiak® Orange Diervilla x 'G2X88544' USPP 27,548, Can 5,596
  • 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.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Lori Sherman
    Noblesville
    Indiana
    United States
    29 weeks 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Suzette Hjermstad
    Lakeville
    Minnesota
    United States
    1 year ago
  • What a great plant, easy to grow and beautiful will probably buy more!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Robert Anderson
    Canfield
    Ohio
    United States
    1 year ago
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