KODIAK® Red Diervilla

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 3-4' Width/Spread: 3-4'

A rugged plant with attractive red spring and autumn foliage, its new growth is tipped with red during the summer months, too. The yellow summer flowers support pollinators. One of the few plants to tolerate dry shade, it will have brighter color in Part Sun or Full Sun.


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Light: Will thrive in the full range of sun conditions. It gets the best foliage color and highest bloom count with a few hours of direct sun.

Soil: Adaptable to most soils, except those that stay wet. Any period of extended sogginess will not be tolerated.

Water: Average water needs, once established, it’s quite drought tolerant.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Rejuvenation pruning every 3 to 5 years is recommended – this is the process of removing 1/3 of the thickest branches all the way to the ground. Can be pruned to shape in the springtime.

Other: Makes a great cut flower or foliage filler for arrangements.

Botanical Name

Diervilla 'G2X885411' PP#28,403, CBR#6302

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7

Flower Color

Yellow

Foliage Color

Green, Red

Height

3-4'

Width/Spread

3-4'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Dry, Moist

Season of Interest

Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Hedges, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Cut flower, Drought tolerant, Fall interest, Foliage interest, Native

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