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Festivus Gold® Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 48 Inches
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Festivus Gold® Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius
Sun 36 - 48

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

Duration: 
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
  • 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Deca
    United States
    2 min 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 Davis

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