Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius 'Center Glow' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Harold Pellett, the Landscape Plant Development Center 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Center Glow') fy-so-KAR-pus op-yew-lih-FOE-lee-us Genus: Physocarpus This ninebark's new leaves unfurl a golden yellow and then mature to a rosy red-burgundy. Clusters of white blooms accompany the dramatic foliage in early summer, followed by bright red seedheads that fade to tan. 'Center Glow' is a fast grower and an ideal candidate for mixed borders or foundation plantings. It grows to 8 to 10 feet tall and almost as wide. In winter, the older stems have attractive peeling bark. Noteworthy Characteristics: 'Center Glow' exhibits colorful foliage, bright red seedheads, and fast growth. Care: Provide full sun and well-drained soil. Overview Height 6 ft. to 10 ft. Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft. Growth Pace Fast Grower Light Full Sun Only Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Interesting Bark, Native, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads Bloom Time Early Summer Flower Color White Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage Uses Beds and Borders Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Physocarpus opulifolius 'Center Glow'View the discussion thread.