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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Center Glow'

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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.

CareProvide full sun and well-drained soil.

  • Genus : Physocarpus
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Characteristics : Interesting Bark, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White

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