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Diervilla x splendens 'Kajo' (Bush honeysuckle 'Kajo')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Diervilla x splendens 'Kajo'

Other names

Bush honeysuckle 'Kajo'

Genus

Diervilla Diervilla

Variety or Cultivar

'Kajo' _ 'Kajo' is an upright, suckering, deciduous shrub with ovate, pointed, red to reddish-purple leaves, yellow-green when young, and terminal clusters of tubular, yellow flowers in summer.


Diervilla x splendens 'Kajo' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Suckering

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Yellow-green in Spring; Reddish-purple in Summer; Reddish-purple in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6

Propagation

Root softwood cutting in summer. Seperate suckers in late winter.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Diervilla x splendens 'Kajo' (Bush honeysuckle 'Kajo') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Suitable for woodland settings or for stabilising banks and slopes.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Diervilla x splendens 'Kajo'

Other names

Bush honeysuckle 'Kajo'

Genus

Diervilla Diervilla

Variety or Cultivar

'Kajo' _ 'Kajo' is an upright, suckering, deciduous shrub with ovate, pointed, red to reddish-purple leaves, yellow-green when young, and terminal clusters of tubular, yellow flowers in summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Suckering


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Yellow-green in Spring; Reddish-purple in Summer; Reddish-purple in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6

Propagation

Root softwood cutting in summer. Seperate suckers in late winter.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Diervilla x splendens 'Kajo' (Bush honeysuckle 'Kajo') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Suitable for woodland settings or for stabilising banks and slopes.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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