Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

The Plant Guide

Browse the Full Plant Guide

‘Nugget’ ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Nugget’

fy-so-KAR-pus op-yew-lih-FOE-lee-us Audio

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 CharacteristicsVibrant yellow-green foliage.

CareLikes 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.

  • Genus : Physocarpus
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Characteristics : Interesting Bark, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : White

Plant Characteristics are only available to Fine Gardening members

Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to our complete plant guide as well as our entire collection of articles and videos.

Start Free Trial

Related Plants

Related Articles

More From the Plant Guide

Winter Interest

Partial Shade

Browse the Full Plant Guide