- 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
|Flower Color(s): Yellow
|Bloom Period: Summer
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
|Foliage Description: Lime Green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
|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
|Scientific Name: Diervilla x 'SMNDSS' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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.