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Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Nugget’ ('Nugget' ninebark)

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Nugget’ Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Liz Fial


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Nugget’ fy-so-KAR-pus op-yew-lih-FOE-lee-us Common Name: 'Nugget' ninebark Genus: Physocarpus
The yellow to lime green foliage of 'Nugget' ninebark makes an interesting contrast with the exfoliating, cinnamon-colored bark. Clusters of white flowers appear along the stems in early summer, followed by dark brown seed capsules, which add winter interest. Unsheared, the plant has a vase-shaped growth habit. -David Graper, Regional Reports: Upper Plains, Fine Gardening issue #122
Noteworthy characteristics: Vibrant yellow-green foliage.
Care: Likes full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained, acidic soil. Shear to shape, if you like.
Propagation:  From cuttings.
Problems:  Leaf spot, powdery mildew, fireblight.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Birds; Attracts Butterflies; Interesting Bark; Showy Foliage; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time Early Summer; Summer
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Hedge, Poisonous
Style Xeric Bed
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Summer Interest
Type Shrubs

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