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