- Fabulous Color
- Interesting peeling bark
- Easy Care
- Amazing Backdrop for Smaller Plants
- 4 Seasons of Interest
If you need to jazz up your landscape, but want a low-maintenance selection, go for the Golden Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Luteus’). You’ll love the bright, beautiful yellow-green foliage which lights up the garden.
There is always something going on with Golden Ninebark. This deciduous shrub has clusters of small white flowers in spring. The yellow foliage color intensifies again before falling in autumn. And of course, you’ll have that interesting peeling “Ninebark” for winter interest.
Golden Ninebark grows best with regular watering and protection from the hottest sun. Use this plant in the landscape as a border or background for perennial or annual flower beds. It would make a wonderful modern foundation planting for larger buildings.
Try using the vivid new shoots in cut floral arrangements. As with most Ninebarks, it has attractive exfoliating bark and attractive fruits for four seasons of interest. This plant is not fussy about soil types and pH levels.