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Kodiak Fresh diervilla has red, orange, and yellow foliage. The emerging red foliage of Kodiak Fresh diervilla. Kodiak Fresh diervilla growing in a landscaping showing its neat habit and color. Closeup of the red emerging growth of Kodiak Fresh diervilla. Kodiak Fresh diervilla plants in a landscape. The colorful foliage of Kodiak Fresh diervilla looks best in part shade. Kodiak Fresh diervilla in late summer.
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Megan Mathey
Grand Haven, Michigan

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KODIAK FRESH™

Diervilla

Diervilla x splendens

'SMNDSS'

PPAF; CBRAF

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Kodiak Fresh diervilla has red, orange, and yellow foliage. The emerging red foliage of Kodiak Fresh diervilla. Kodiak Fresh diervilla growing in a landscaping showing its neat habit and color. Closeup of the red emerging growth of Kodiak Fresh diervilla. Kodiak Fresh diervilla plants in a landscape. The colorful foliage of Kodiak Fresh diervilla looks best in part shade. Kodiak Fresh diervilla in late summer.
  • Bright foliage
  • Tidy habit
  • Native
Description

Freshen up the landscape with Kodiak Fresh diervilla! This fast-growing, easy-care diervilla brings bright and lively color to the garden with new growth that emerges in tones of orange and red then matures to chartreuse. Yellow flowers pepper the plant all summer long, attracting pollinators. Ideal for low-maintenance hedges, as well as incorporating into pollinator and native plant gardens; even traditional perennial and flower gardens will find a place for its neat foliage and clean color.

USDA Zone
3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure
Part sun
Height
2 - 3'
Width
2 - 3'
Finish Time
.5 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow
Foliage Color
Green, Orange, Chartreuse
Liner Sizes
4", Quick Turn

Soil

Adaptable to any soil, except excessively soggy sites.

Pruning

Blooms on new wood so spring pruning is best. Needs little regular pruning; however, benefits from rejuvenation every 3-5 years.

Uses

Ideal for mass plantings of all types: hedges, foundation, wildlife gardens. Very well suited to filler material in cut flower production

Growing Tips

Diervilla is one of the most shade tolerant shrubs, however, blooming and foliage color are best with some sun. With its very vivid foliage, especially in fall, it's a nice alternative to burning bush.