Kodiak® Orange Diervilla is extremely adaptable to where it can be planted, from full sun to full shade! Be aware that more flowers and the best fall color are produced when placed in more sun than shade. Diervilla can tolerate a wide range of soil types and pH levels. Rocky, loamy, sandy, clay soils are no problem for this plant! Do not plant Diervilla in soggy, wet soils where drainage may be poor.
Try Kodiak® Orange bush honeysuckle as foundation plantings. As a modest green shrub during spring a summer, it will give you the additional benefit of honeysuckle-like flowers throughout the season. Come fall, that spectacular fall color will truly shine and make your house stand out in the neighborhood! It looks especially appealing in front of darker-colored homes. Again, make sure to give this plant as much sun as possible to get the best possible fall color.
Do you want more than just green in your green screen? Try planting some Kodiak® Orange either mixed in with the screen or just in front of it. Mix in some red-twig dogwood (Cornus sericea) or Sunrise Forsythia (Forsythia x ‘Sunrise’) for added fall color and winter interest.
You can also line a walkway or driveway with these plants, they are drought tolerant and can handle those hot dry conditions. Have a sloped backyard or front yard where other plantings have failed? This bush honeysuckle can handle this difficult site situation, too!
What really stands out is when Kodiak® Orange is planted in masses. With that many flowers blooming constantly through the season, you’ll practically hear the plant buzzing! In fall, you’ll see a beautiful sea of red-orange shades that hold their color for weeks on end. Experiment with other fabulous fall color plantings that will elevate your landscape from those around you.
This is an excellent plant to replace invasive burning bushes!