Ninebark – May 2021

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Low Maintenance Color For 3 Seasons!

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance landscape plant, ninebark (Physocarpus) is the perfect plant for you! Ninebark adds interest to almost every season with colorful foliage, spring-blooming flowers, and late summer seed pods. Plus, it does all of this without you lifting a finger. It doesn’t take much work at all to keep this plant looking cheery, making it an excellent option for beginners. The dainty flowers are blooming soon in a garden near you, which is why we’re highlighting it as our May plant of the month.

All of our ninebarks are from Proven Winners ColorChoice, so you know they won’t disappoint in the landscape. High sun exposure, fungal disease, and drought never seem to faze these shrubs. That means you never have to worry. Meet all of our varieties, then decide which is best for your garden!

1.) Tiny Wine® Ninebark

Tiny Wine® Ninebark is aptly named for its bold purple foliage and smaller stature. Nearly everything about it is tiny; from its dwarf habit, mini leaves, and tiny flowers! Pale pink flower buds have a sweet scent that attracts pollinators. It’s the perfect way to add some darker tones to the garden, while still celebrating spring with cheerful flowers.

2.) Tiny Wine® Gold Ninebark

If Tiny Wine® is a red wine, then Tiny Wine® Gold is a white! Everything about this shrub is refreshing, from its brilliant yellow new growth to its white fragrant flowers. New leaves emerge as bright yellow and then mellow to light golden green. Its dwarf landscape-friendly habit makes it an easy addition to any garden!

3.) Giner Wine® Ninebark

With bold foliage, soft white flowers, and a landscape-friendly habit, Ginger Wine® Ninebark deserves a spot in your garden! Orange foliage emerges in spring and keeps its vibrant color through summer and fall. Bright red seed heads complement the orange foliage when flowering is finished in summer.

4.) Festivus Gold® Ninebark

Festivus Gold® Ninebark really is a festive shrub! It glows in the landscape with bright yellow foliage. Though its foliage is similar to Tiny Wine® Gold, its habit is not! Festivus Gold® is semi-dwarf, which means it’s a little bigger, reaching 3-4 feet tall and wide.

5.) Summer Wine® Ninebark

Summer Wine® Ninebark looks stunning all season long with deep purple foliage and a cascading habit. Arching branches are covered with textured foliage that keeps its purple hues, even in high sun exposure! In early summer, clusters of soft pink flowers smother the shrub and fill your garden with a sweet fragrance.

6.) Summer Wine® Black Ninebark

Summer Wine® Black might have the most dramatic foliage of the bunch. New growth emerges with vibrant red and purple hues before darkening to black. It has a tidy, upright habit that looks fantastic in any landscape. It does grow the largest, reaching 5-6 feet tall and wide. Talk about a big impact!

Written by: Miranda Niemiec, click here to read bio.

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