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Kodiak® Orange Diervilla

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This smaller shrub features attractive yellow flower clusters in early summer on a neat, rounded habit; glowing orange-red fall color; a drought and shade tolerant plant that is great for challenging sites

Characteristics

Other Species Names:
Bush Honeysuckle
Average Landscape Height:
4 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Genus:
Diervilla
Cultivar:
G2X88544
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
yellow
Flower Form:
trumpet
Flower Period:
from early to mid summer
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Fall Color:
orange
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Kodiak® Orange Diervilla features showy panicles of yellow trumpet-shaped flowers along the branches from early to mid summer. It has green deciduous foliage which emerges orange in spring. The pointy leaves turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Kodiak® Orange Diervilla is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Kodiak® Orange Diervilla will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Kodiak® Orange Diervilla makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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