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PHYSOCARPUS opulifolius 'Luteus'
Golden Ninebark, Ninebark
Beautiful golden foliage makes this ninebark especially appealing. The pretty 'Luteus' has golden yellow new leaves that age to bright green.
Ninebark is a hardy deciduous shrub with long-lasting flowers and fruits and exfoliating bark. This tough native of the eastern United States has an informal habit and slowly suckers. In the wild it exists along the fields and forest margins of uplands and lowlands.
The small maple-like lobed leaves of 'Luteus' are golden, age to green and turn shades of yellow and bronze in fall. In late spring or early summer it bears conspicuous clusters of small white flowers, which are attractive to many insect pollinators. The flowers are followed by small oval fruits that turn from green to red. After leaf fall its exfoliating brown bark takes center stage.
Ninebark is a durable shrub that accepts most acid to neutral soils, particularly those that are moist and fertile but well-drained. It flowers and develops its best habit in full sun but will tolerate partial sun. Over time ninebark will sucker and spread. Remove the old stems in early spring or prune it back to strong new shoots after flowering. Use this shrub to anchor a native garden or mixed border. It can also be planted in natural areas or roadsides.
10 - 1
3 - 8
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
Full Sun, Partial Sun
8'-10' / 2.4m - 3.0m
6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, Central United States, Canada
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
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