Nugget Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Nugget'

Leaves emerge a deep golden yellow and mature to chartreuse on this compact deciduous shrub. White summer flowers add to the display. It is great for hedges, accent, and backgrounds.
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Full sun, Partial shade

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationfy-so-KAR-pus op-yoo-lih-FOH-lee-us
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Poolside, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Tolerates most soil types. Best color in full sun. Avoid extreme heat and humidity. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Prune by one third in late winter. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in spring. Clip spent flowers after bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

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