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Kodiak® Orange Diervilla x

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
4' 4'
Height
3' - 4'
Spread
3' - 4'
  • Details

    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

    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: 
    Orange
    Foliage Shade: 
    orange
    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: 
    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
  • 9 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I purchased one of these two years ago. I planted it in full sun in zone 6. The first year the growth was vigorous but floppy, and summer and fall color were good. This year the growth was less floppy, but still very leggy. The foliage looked burnt by late summer, and there is no fall color happening. I will try cutting it way back next year, and even cutting back after it gets to 2 feet or so to see if I can get it a bit bushier and with more foliage.

      Cheryl
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 5 days ago
    • I bought two Kodak Orange and one Kodak Red. Stated as deer resistant, however…the deer ate all the leaves on all the stems! I now possess 3 additional shrubs that I have to spray to deter deer. Very sad I bought these.

      MDwalker
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 9 weeks ago
    • I bought two Kodak Orange and one Kodak Red. Stated as deer resistant, however…the deer ate all the leaves on all the stems! I now possess 3 additional shrubs that I have to spray to deter deer. Very sad I bought these.

      MDwalker
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 9 weeks ago
    • 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.

      Mountain Lady
      , Colorado
      , United States
      , 21 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
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