Diervilla just got a lot more colorful: this tough, easy-growing shrub 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:
- One of the best shade-tolerant shrubs (though color is more intense in sun or part shade)
- Never without clusters of yellow flowers during the summer
- Dramatic black-purple foliage all season with vivid red tones in autumn Foliage Interest, Fall Interest, Drought Tolerant,
Use for Erosion Control, Border Plant, in mass plantings.
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds Deer Resistant Native to North America
- Light: Sun or Shade
- Water: Average
- Container Role: Thriller
- Height: 36 - 48 Inches
- Spacing: 48 - 60 Inches
- Flower Colors: Yellow
- Foliage Colors: Green
- Foliage Shade: Burgundy-black
- Habit: Mounded
- Blooms On: New Wood
- Bloom Time: Summer
Adaptable to most soils, including dry ones. Trim in spring and apply a controlled-release fertilizer.