- Dry Shade Tolerant (Color is Best With Some Sun)
- Yellow Flower Clusters all Summer
- Glowing Orange-Red Fall Foliage
Let’s face it. Sometime native plants just aren’t that pretty or are a little fussy. But here is a native that is both beautiful and easy! Kodiak Orange Diervilla (Kodiak™ Orange Diervilla rivularis ‘G2X88544’ PPAF) is a tough native plant that thrives in both sun and shade, and is drought-tolerant. What a deal!
This bush honeysuckle isn’t a true honeysuckle so it’s not invasive like many natives can be. It plays well with its garden neighbors, for sure.
But don’t take that as it being a garden sissy. This shrub takes fall color seriously with its glowing orange fall foliage. It is like a beacon in the fall landscape. As a native, Kodiak Orange Diervilla is an ecofriendly alternative to a typical burning bush, which you might have in your landscape now.
Fall isn’t the only season Kodiak Orange shines in, either. It boasts bright yellow flowers in early summer, too. Add to that deer-resistance, disease resistance and that it can even grow in dry shade and you have a most excellent landscape plant. Try a few in even your most challenging sites. You’ll be thrilled you did!