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Festivus Gold® Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius

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Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
48" 48"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
36 - 48"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 7

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
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    Features

    A festive glowing gold ninebark for any landscape!

    Colorful and easy care, ninebarks are a go-to plant for any sunny spot. What sets Festivus Gold® ninebark apart from the rest of the pack, though, is its semi-dwarf habit and bright yellow foliage. Even in full sun, the foliage stays bright and cheery and free from the fungal diseases that plague other varieties. In spring, the entire plant in engulfed in white flower clusters. Native to North America, so it's extra tough and adaptable to various sites and soils. Available in better garden centers in spring 2018.

    • Yellow foliage keeps its color even in full sun.
    • Semi-dwarf habit is useful in small yards or garden settings.
    • Good disease resistance.
    Foliage Interest
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Gold maturing to lime green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Ninebarks look best and exhibit the highest disease resistance when planted in full sun - a minimum of 6 hours; 8 or more is ideal. Once established, they are quite drought tolerant but benefit from a layer of shredded bark mulch. 

    Because of their naturally elegant habit, it's best to avoid any kind of regular trimming or pruning of ninebarks. However, dead wood may be removed in spring. Should further pruning be required, do so immediately after flowering is finished. 

    Festivus Gold® Physocarpus opulifolius 'Bert Dart's G' USPP 26,246
  • 2 Reviews

    • Outstanding performance, color, hardiness- not fussy, and it survived the worst Winter we've had on record with winds and frost. Already full of blooms and its only April.

      Deca
      United States
      14 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • It's amazing! I can't tell you how much I love the bright gold foliage. Really adds a lot of color to any garden. Plus, It's a true ninebark with a fantastic shape. I think it's one of my favorites ( I have 2 ) and after 3 years they have matured into a 4 x 4' shrub that I love. I would call it a very hardy shrub because it's growing in my back bed competing with a few pine trees and not getting all that much water or attention. I cut it back hard last season to shape it up and like all shrubs- loved the haircut. I would give this very high marks. Jill Davis

      Jill Davis
      Illinois
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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