FESTIVUS GOLD®

Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius

'Bert Darts G'

USPP 26,246

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Close up of white blooms and lime green foliage on Festivus Gold Physocarpus Festivus Gold Physocarpus in landscape bed
  • Colorful foliage
  • Adaptable
  • Disease resistant
Description

A colorful, dwarf, native plant that has lots of appeal, Festivus Gold® ninebark is an improved 'Dart's Gold' with a chunky, compact growth habit and thicker, heavier stems. The result is a sturdy plant with lots of easy color. It maintains its yellow color throughout the season. Its excellent color, habit, and disease resistance has now earned it a spot in the line of Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs.

USDA Zone
3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
3 - 4'
Width
3 - 4'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Late spring
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Yellow
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Extremely adaptable to soil pH and moisture levels.

Pruning

To best enjoy its naturally graceful habit, avoid habitual cutting back. If required, prune after flowering or thin out oldest stems in late winter/early spring. May benefit from periodic rejuvenation pruning.

Uses

Foundation plantings; mixed borders; specimen; hedging; landscaping.

Growing Tips

Though physocarpus can grow in part shade, flowering, foliage color, and disease resistance is best with a minimum of six hours of sun. Physocarpus is amenable to pruning and recovers from it quickly; however, frequent cutting back may cause the plant to develop an odd habit.