Lemon Candy™ Ninebark
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Podaras 3' PP #22,362
Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance.
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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||Reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Growth Habit||Compact, Rounded|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance.|
|Companion Plants||Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Boxwood (Buxus); Clematis (Clematis); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); 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: 2-7