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Diervilla rivularis 'Kodiak Black'
Kodiak Black Diervilla
Diervilla rivularis 'SMNDRSF' Kodiak® Black USPP27,550; Can 5938

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CULTURAL CONDITIONS

Plant Min Zone: 4a

Plant Max Zone: 7b

Sunlight: Part Sun, Shade

Water / Rainfall: Low, Average

Soil Quality: Poor, Average, Rich

FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE

Bloom Season: Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Berry / Fruit Color: Insignificant

Spring Foliage Color: Reddish Purple

Summer Foliage Color: Reddish Purple, Purplish Black

Fall Foliage Color: Reddish Purple, Orange, Red

Evergreen Foliage: No

Winter Interest: No

Scented Flowers: No

PLANT TOLERANCES

Drought Tolerance: Medium, High

Wet-Feet Tolerance: Low, Medium

Humidity Tolerance: Medium, High

Wind Tolerance: Medium

Poor Soil Tolerance: Clay Soils, Sandy Soils, Rocky Soils

GROWTH AND MAINTENANCE

Height: 3' - 5'

Width: 3' - 5'

Growth Rate: Medium

Service Life: Very Long: 10-20 years

Maintenance Need: Low

Spreading Potential: Medium

Yearly Trimming Tips: Trim Shrub to Desired Size in Late Winter or Early Spring Before New Growth: Blooms on New Wood.

PLANT USES AND LIMITATIONS

Plant Grouping Size: Small Grouping of 3-5, Medium Grouping of 5-10

Best Side of House: East Exposure, North Exposure

Extreme Planting Locations: Root-Bound Soils Under Tree, Resistant to Rabbits

Ornamental Features: Long Lasting Fall Color, Multiple Seasons of Interest, Exceptional / Colorful Foliage

Special Landscape Uses: Hedge Row

Possible Pest Problems: Foliage Disease

Plant Limitations: None

Description

Looking for an adaptable native plant that's drought-tolerant, deer-resistant and colorful? This is it! Diervilla just got a lot more colorful: this tough, easy-growing shrub (Diervilla rivularis 'Kodiak Black') is a standout with its dark burgundy-black foliage. The color is especially intense in spring and autumn. The bright yellow flowers add contrast in early summer. This is a durable native that thrives in sun or shade, and is a very useful landscape plant.Top three reasons to grow Kodiak® Black Diervilla:1.One of the best shade-tolerant shrubs (though color is more intense in sun or part shade) 2.Never without clusters of yellow flowers during the summer 3.Dramatic black-purple foliage all season with vivid red tones in autumn. Uses Notes:Naturalizing; mass plantings. Maintenance Notes: Adaptable to most soils, including dry ones. Trim in spring and apply a controlled-release fertilizer. Though it is sometimes called "bush honeysuckle," Diervilla is not invasive. In Eastern Kansas, this cultivar performs WELL with just about everything nature has to challenge it! Heat and drought are tolerated if in shade or morning sun. Cold tolerance is no problem. No disease or pest problems. Great plant for dry-shade. Native to North America. All Proven Winners® plants are legally propagated, healthy and vigorous, true to name, and tagged with color pictures and growing information.

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