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Kodiak® Orange Diervilla x

  • 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"
36 - 48"
36 - 48"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 7

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
This will be hardy in your zone!

Current Location:

Media, PA, 19063

My Current Zone

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    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
    Native to North America


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    48 - 60 Inches
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Full Shade
    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun or Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Border Plant
    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
  • 4 Reviews

    • 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.

      , United States
      , 42 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      , 1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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
      , 2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • What a great plant, easy to grow and beautiful will probably buy more!

      Robert Anderson
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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