Diervilla x splendens Kodiak Fresh
Diervilla x splendens 'Kodiak Fresh' photo courtesy of Spring Meadow Nursery

Bush Honeysuckle

'Kodiak Fresh' is a fast-growing, easy-care diervilla that brings bright and lively colour to the garden with new growth that emerges in tones of orange and red then matures to chartreuse. It has yellow flowers all summer long, attracting pollinators. It is ideal for for incorporating into pollinator and native plant gardens; even traditional perennial and flower gardens will find a place for its neat foliage and clean colour.

  • Height: 61-91 cm (24-36 in)
  • Spread: 61-91 cm (24-36 in)
  • Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: part sun to full sun
  • Bloom Time: spring to summer
  • Leaf Colour: chartreuse
  • Bloom Colour: yellow
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: bees and butterflies

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 varieties of honeysuckle. Siturate in part shade to full sun. In more shade the foliage willl not be as bright. 

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