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Kodiak® Fresh™ Diervilla

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Ships Week of 5/23/22

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  • Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 7
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Kodiak Fresh Diervilla, also known as bush honeysuckle, is a fast-growing perennial shrub that features dazzling foliage. New foliage is orange and red and, once mature, fades into a shade of chartreuse that provides vibrant fall color. This easy-care plant also boasts yellow flowers that bloom all summer long. Kodiak Fresh Diervilla is cold-hardy and is a perennial in USDA zones 3 through 8.

Use Diervilla in mass plantings like hedges, foundation walls, and gardens. The blooms also make excellent cut flowers. This deciduous plant is native to North America, so it is drought tolerant once acclimated. Bush honeysuckle is known to attract pollinators, like hummingbirds and butterflies.

Kodiak® Fresh™ Diervilla Care

Water newly planted Diervilla when the soil is dry, and established plants will only need water during a dry spell. Use well-draining, alkaline soil. Plant in part sun, so the shrub will receive at least 4 hours of sunlight per day. Diervilla is shade tolerant, but the foliage will be more vibrant and lively, and the plant will push out more flowers with some sun.

Diervilla blooms on new wood, so prune in the spring; otherwise, this plant needs little regular pruning. Give the plant a rejuvenating trim every 3 to 5 years to promote more abundant growth and blooms. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring.

Kodiak® Fresh™ Diervilla Spacing

Bush honeysuckle will reach 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. When used in a mass planting, the shrubs should be placed about 3 feet apart so each plant has enough room while creating the effect of consistent greenery. The shrub should be placed about 4 feet away from buildings and other plants if you want to create a more open landscape.

Kodiak Fresh™ Diervilla Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 7
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Lime Green
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Kodiak Fresh™ Diervilla
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Diervilla x 'SMNDSS' USPPAF, Can PBRAF

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It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.