Diervilla Kodiak Orange
photo of Diervilla 'Kodiak Orange' courtesy of Proven Winners

Bush Honeysuckle

We trialed Diervilla 'Kodiak Orange' in our test gardens last year and we were impressed. This durable native plant will grow in partial shade and has the most incredible fall colour. The glowing orange foliage really lights up the fall landscape. The new spring growth is orange and summer foliage is an attractive green. The bright yellow flowers, which are produced over a long period in the summer, are attractive to pollinators. Diervilla is an easy shrub to grow and will tolerate dry shade although the best growth will occur with at least a half day sun.

  • Height: 90-122 cm (36-48 in)
  • Spread: 90-122 cm (36-48 in)
  • Hardiness: Zone 4-7
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial shade
  • Bloom Time: summer
  • Leaf Colour: green with bright orange fall colour
  • Bloom Colour: yellow
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: bees, butterflies and hummingbirds

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Diervilla is adaptable to most soils, including dry sites. It blooms on new wood making maintenance very easy. It can be pruned to shape in the spring without fear of damaging summer bloom. It is not invasive like some varieities of honeysuckle.

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