Diervilla rivularis KodiakŪ Black

Bush Honeysuckle

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Plant Code: DIKB

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Ruggedly handsome with smoky burgundy-black foliage. Darkest foliage color is attained in full sun and is especially intense in spring and fall. Summer brings green leaves washed in soft red and bright yellow flower clusters to provide pleasing contrast. This durable North American native supports important pollinator populations.

The positive attributes of Diervilla KodiakŪ continue with its drought tolerance, deer resistance, ability to adapt to sun or shade and its wide variety of growing conditions.


Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 3-4'
Spacing: Plant 4-5' apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Full Shade
Zones: 5-7   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Yellow
Accent: Yellow
Patent: #27550 'SMNDRSF'
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Shade Tolerant

Diervilla General Information

Bush Honeysuckle are dense multi-stemmed, deciduous shrubs. Drought tolerant, adaptable to a wide range of soils and tolerates dry shade.

Proven WinnersŪ selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow.

Diervilla Plant Care

Diervilla rivularis are adaptable to most soils. Trim in early spring or if winter die-back occurs, can be pruned to about 12" to stimulate new young stems. A controlled-release fertilizer may be applied also if desired.