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.
Festivus Gold® Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius
This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. The information on this page is for reference only.
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.
Foliage InterestAttracts:BeesNative to North America
- Yellow foliage keeps its color even in full sun.
- Semi-dwarf habit is useful in small yards or garden settings.
- Good disease resistance.
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:Gold maturing to lime greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Edging PlantUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance 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
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Deca, United States, 4 years ago
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 DavisJill Davis, Illinois, United States, 5 years ago