Physocarpus / NINEBARK

With new cultivars being released almost yearly, the Ninebark is quickly becoming a favorite in the Northern landscape.  While there used to be far fewer choices and their performance was poor, popular cultivars in the last several years such as Summer Wine, Little Devil and Amber Jubilee are quickly making this a go-to plant choice for a number of reasons.  See our selection of Ninebark choices below.


DART'S GOLD NINEBARK

Height:  4 - 5 ft
Spread:  4 - 5 ft
Foliage:  Gold
Fall Foliage:  Insignificant
Zone:  2 - 7

 

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold'

A hardy, attractive plant for its color contrast, this is one plant who maintains rich yellow color even in shade.  Snowy white blooms mature to dark fruit that attracts birds.  Very nice as a foundation or as a border planting. More refined, compact growing form of golden Ninebark with excellent yellow foliage. White flowers and red fruit.


Uses:

Hedge, Accent plant, border, foundation plant


Little Devil™ Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Donna May'

The Little Devil has quickly become one of our top selling shrubs!  This improved Ninebark has an upright spreading habit and fine textured, dark foliage that sets it apart from other Ninebark. It is also mildew resistant and low maintenance as it needs little to no pruning and is free from pest and disease issues and adapts to wet or dry soil. Clusters of small purplish-white flowers in June contrast nicely with the burgundy foliage. Little Devil is a good substitute for barberry in areas of the country where barberry may be invasive.

Uses:

Hedge, Accent plant, border, foundation plant

 

Height:  3 - 4 ft
Spread:  3 - 4 ft
Foliage:  Burgundy Red
Fall Foliage:  Insignificant
Zone:  3 - 7

TOP SELLING SHRUB OF 2016!


Amber Jubilee™ ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Jefam'

Amber Jubilee was selected for its striking foliage in glowing tones of orange, yellow and gold. Rounded and dense in habit, this shrub with its bold array of colors will stand out in your garden border or make an eye-catching hedge. Delicate white blooms are produced in spring. Fall foliage is highlighted with tones of red and purple, making this mildew resistant Ninebark appealing over the entire season. Plant in full sun for best performance. Seedling selection of Diabolo® and Dart's Gold Ninebark. Selected at Jeffries Nursery in Manitoba, Canada.


Uses:

Hedge, Accent plant, border, foundation plant

 

Height:  5 - 6 ft
Spread:  3 - 4 ft
Foliage:  Orange Gold
Fall Foliage:  Red to Purple
Zone:  2 - 7

A 2017 Favorite!


Diabolo® Ninebark

Height:  8 - 10 ft
Spread:  8 - 10 ft
Foliage:  Dark Burgundy
Fall Foliage:  Insignificant
Zone:  3 - 7

 

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Monlo'

A cultivar from Germany selected for its beautiful red-purple foliage on long arching canes. Forms a beautiful rounded mound of foliage and, even though it gets quite tall, can be controlled by cutting branches back to the ground each spring. Blooms in spring with creamy-white flowers that contrast nicely against the dark foliage. Plant in full sun for best foliage color. A good substitute for Prunus x cistena because of its hardiness and durability. 2002 Gold Medal Plant Award winner.


Uses:

Hedge, Accent plant, border, windbreak


Summer Wine® Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward'

"A fine 'summer wine' that is divine anytime," this improved variety of Ninebark with neat, compact branching and fine, deeply cut, dark crimson-red leaves. Summer Wine® combines the fine texture of Physocarpus 'Nanus' with the dark foliage of Diabolo®. Requires little pruning. Pinkish-white flowers in mid-summer show nicely against the dark foliage. 


Uses:

Hedge, Accent plant, border, foundation plant

 

Height:  5 - 6 ft
Spread:  5 - 6 ft
Foliage:  Dark Burgundy
Fall Foliage:  Insignificant
Zone:  3 - 7


With new cultivars being released almost yearly, the Ninebark is quickly becoming a favorite in the Northern landscape.
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NINEBARK ON A STANDARD (tree form)

With the arrival of so many of these modern cultivars the element of using these shrubs as small trees has caused many of the varieties now to be available in "tree form" or grafted onto a standard.  The exfoliating bark of the Ninebark make them a unique small tree in the landscape.  We generally have a few choices available each season.

Great for small spaces like next to a patio or between a house and detached garage, tree form shrubs are generally much more modest in size and usually under 10 ft across making them a perfect candidate for that smaller space.

 

Ninebark Standard