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Kodiak® Red Diervilla sp.

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' 5'
Height
3' - 4'
Spread
4' - 5'
  • Details

    Features

    Rugged beauty for the toughest spots in your landscape.

    Kodiak® Red diervilla is a native flowering shrub that looks great while shrugging off shade and problem soils. New growth emerges in spring with a deep burgundy tone, and turns vivid red in fall. During summer, leaves have a red edge and clusters of small yellow flowers appear all season. It's a simple but beautiful way to add low-maintenance color to parts of your yard that have been difficult to landscape.

    Top reasons to grow Kodiak Red diervilla:

    - One of the toughest landscape plants around!

    - Foliage emerges red and turns bright red in fall.

    - Yellow flowers all summer long.

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    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: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Red
    Foliage Shade: 
    Red and dark green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    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 through Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Low
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    The long, straight stems and neat foliage of diervilla makes it an excellent filler for cut flower arrangements.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Diervilla needs very little care - if you'd like to prune it, do so in early spring. It does not require regular pruning, but if it starts to get a little sparse as it matures, cut it back to the ground in early spring for a fresh start.

    Fun Facts: 

    Diervilla is sometimes called "bush honeysuckle," and though it is related to honeysuckle, diervilla flowers are not fragrant. However, more importantly, diervilla is NOT invasive, so it's a safe choice for planting anywhere.

    Kodiak® Red Diervilla sp. 'G2X885411' USPP 28,403, Can 6,302
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    • I bought this from a nursery a few miles north so our zone 8A could be an issue? It’s so beautiful and cold tolerant I decided to risk it. The tag said 3 to 4 feet tall and wide which is different than the info here... Might need some fairly severe pruning. It transplanted beautifully and thriving immediately. It will provide some great winter color when the native perennials are done.

      Carolyn
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 21 weeks ago
    • I love love love this perrinial......blooms are beautiful. Also, the bumble bees love the blooms are yellow and then turn red just a gorgeous perrinial! Highly recommended too!

      LISA Biera-Morris
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 22 weeks ago
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