Kodiak® Red Diervilla

Diervilla splendens 'G2X885411' PP #28,403; CPBRAF

Rich red spring foliage on upright burgundy stems becomes green with hints of red in summer, and transforms into a vivid red in fall. Clusters of small yellow flowers throughout summer and into fall are followed by distinctive red seed pods. A well-behaved, rugged native for tough soils, great for erosion control on hillsides. Deciduous.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationdy-er-VIL-uh SPLEN-denz
LoreA native of the southeastern United States, D. rivularis is found along bluffs, cliffs and otherwise rocky terrain of the wooded areas of the southern region of the Appalachians. Diervilla are sometimes referred to as Bush Honeysuckle, because of the similarity of the trumpet-shaped flowers. Much like lonicera, diervilla blooms contain tasty honey-flavored nectar, but diervilla flowers do not have a detectable fragrance. More importantly, diervilla is not invasive like some honeysuckles, and a safe choice for planting anywhere.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorRed
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading, Rounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Hillside, Wildlife Garden, Dry Shade
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCranesbill (Geranium); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Aster (Aster)

Adaptable to most soils, including compact soils. Tolerates dry shade, but color is best with some sun. Water deeply, regularly to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Needs little care once established. Requires no regular pruning, but may be hard pruned in early spring to promote dense, new growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7

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