Tiny Wine® Gold Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPOTWG' PP #28,857; CPBRAF

SKU
42442
Small, refined foliage emerges brilliant gold, ages to a bright yellow-green, and is adorned by clusters pink buds that open to pink-white flowers in late spring. A spirited, easy-care North American native shrub that will brighten the landscape. Excellent for use in borders and foundations plantings, or as a low hedge. Deciduous.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationfy-so-KAR-pus op-yoo-lih-FOH-lee-us
LoreThe 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 MaturityRounded, upright form; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Design IdeasBrilliant foliage and unique winter bark makes it an excellent accent in shrub 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorChartreuse
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in average, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Best color in full sun. Avoid extreme heat and humidity; prefers cool regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Blooms on old wood; if desired, prune after flowering to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 7

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