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Kodiak® Red Diervilla

Proven Winners

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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)
  • Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Width 4 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4-7

So you are looking for a tough plant that will grow anywhere and you don’t want to worry about your soil or the amount of light? And you want it to be a native plant too. Kodiak Red Diervilla fits the bill. Did we mention it has fabulous fall color? Or that it has beautiful butter yellow flowers and gorgeous foliage all season long? ’Red Diervilla’ is a shrub for everyone almost everywhere!

It is one of the most incredibly beautiful plants for the landscape not to mention it is one of the most adaptable plants too. Native to North America, the foliage emerges in the spring with a burgundy glaze and then turns to brilliant red in the autumn. And in between it is constantly covering the shrub with yellow flowers. This is a medium sized shrub growing to 4 feet tall and to almost 5 feet wide. It can grow in full sun, part sun, part shade to full shade and is drought tolerant once established. You can use ‘Red Diervilla’ as a screen, a specimen or a focal point in the landscape, a mass planting or you can even use the branches in flower arrangements. The stems are straight and long, the foliage is attractive and it will be blooming as well.

Kodiak® Red Diervilla Care

This is one of the easiest plants to care for in the garden. Average water, drought tolerant, non- invasive, disease and insect resistant, and deer resistant. So in other words, the almost perfect plant. If you desire to prune it, do it in the early spring but it doesn’t need regular pruning. If it starts to get more open after a few years, just cut it back to the ground early in the season and it will fill out again quickly.

It is hardy from Zone 4a-7b so it will tolerate very cold temperatures as well as very warm ones too. When planting use a slow release fertilizer like Espoma Plant Tone in the spring and again in the fall. Kodiak Red Diervilla is best used in the landscape and because of its size shouldn’t be grown in a container.

Kodiak® Red Diervilla Spacing

If used in a mass planting or as a screen it should be planted at least 5 feet apart, center on center, to allow for optimum growth and air circulation.

Kodiak® Red Diervilla Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-7
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Width: 4 - 5 Feet
Plant Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Growth Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Seasonal Interest: Summer through Fall
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Red and Dark Green
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Features: Cut Flowers, Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Native to North America, Continuous Blooming or Reblooming
Uses: Border Plant Cut Flower Edging Plant Good for Screening Landscape Mass Planting Specimen or Focal Point
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Diervilla sp. 'G2X885411' USPP 28,403, Can PBRAF

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

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

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.

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    Posted by Ruth Olfe on Jun 12th 2021

    I ordered this plant when the nights were still cool but it took several weeks for it to come. Then when it came, it was much too small to be planted where I wanted it. I could have gotten it at a local nursery for less money and sooner.