Diervilla Kodiak® Fresh™

Diervilla Kodiak® Fresh™

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Cold Hardy to Zone 3
SKU 29026
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Key Characteristics
Zone

3 - 8

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

3 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained, Wet

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy, Poor

Description / Diervilla Kodiak® Fresh™

A Proven Winners® variety, Diervilla Kodiak® Fresh™ is a flowering deciduous shrub offering 3 seasons of interest. Bright chartreuse foliage first emerges in orange and red hues. Tiny yellow flowers, borne in terminal clusters, appear all summer, attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The vibrant leaves add vivid color and texture to the garden all season and are often used as foliage filler in floral arrangements. With its brilliant orange fall foliage, diervilla is an environmentally friendly alternative to burning bush (Euonymus alatus), which is invasive and being restricted throughout the U.S.

A Diervilla x splendens, commonly called bush honeysuckle (a misnomer) or diervilla (preferred), Kodiak Fresh has a tidy, upright, mounded habit and a fast growth rate but is not invasive. Shown to best effect when massed or grouped, the shrub is ideal for low-maintenance hedges, foundation plantings, and erosion control. It is a perfect addition to wildlife gardens and an excellent "thriller" in a container garden.

Cold hardy and easy to grow, Kodiak Fresh prefers full sun to part shade and moist, well-draining, humusy loams but tolerates a wide range of soils, including clay soils. It tolerates dry soil but loves wet feet. Diervilla is one of the most shade tolerant shrubs; however, the best color and blooming occur with plenty of sun, and in northern climates, it should be planted in full sun. It is deer resistant, drought tolerant, and generally unbothered by pests. The shrub benefits from pruning every 3 to 5 years, but it blooms on new wood, so any pruning should be done in spring.

A native plant, Kodiak Fresh is indigenous to North America. Native plants are not only beautiful but also environmentally friendly. Naturally adapted to the climate and soil conditions of the region, they thrive without fertilizers or extra watering, once established. They also act as natural pest controls, reducing the need for pesticides in the garden. Landscaping with native plants promotes biodiversity and provides shelter and quality food for wildlife and pollinators, bringing gardens to life.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Diervilla
Species x splendens
Variety 'SMNDSS'
PPAF PP34138
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Bloom Color Yellow
Max Bloom Size 3.00
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Bronze Green, Chartreuse, Light Green, Medium Green, Orange
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Specimen
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, ID, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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