Dart's Gold Ninebark
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||fy-so-KAR-pus op-yoo-lih-FOH-lee-us|
|Lore||The Latin name Physocarpus comes from the Greek words physo (bladder) and karpon (fruit) in reference to the red bladder-shaped fruits that appear after flowering. The common name of Ninebark comes from the appearance of the bark which is peels away in layers. The inner bark was brewed into a pain reliever and remedy for many other maladies by Native American tribes within this plant's range. Roots were sometimes steam cooked and eaten and plants were used as charms to cause bad luck.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 4-5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||Exceptional chartreuse foliage, great fall color and unique winter bark display makes it a good background plant for beds and borders. A natural as a single specimen for sunny spots of woodland or wild gardens. Excellent choice for all native and wildlife gardens where seasonal changes and habitat are crucial. A highly colorful and versatile addition to larger landscapes.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Hedge, Poolside, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance.|
|Companion Plants||Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Carolina Allspice (Calycanthus); Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum); Clematis (Clematis); Spruce (Picea)|
Tolerates most soil types. Best color in full sun. Avoid extreme heat and humidity. Water regularly during first growing season to establish deep, extensive root system. Requires less water when established. Prune by one third in late winter. Fertilize in spring. Clip spent flowers after bloom.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7