Panther Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius N5′)

Panther Ninebark

This mysterious looking ninebark is a one of a kind plant! It has fierce black foliage and stems, which could be an amazing addition to your landscape.

This smaller sized plant is the perfect size for any size landscape.

Planting and Application:

There are many options to choose from when trying to decide where to plant this gorgeous Panther® Ninebark Shrub.

  • This plant matures around 4-5 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide. This is a great size for patio plants, lining a building or deck, and more!
  • This plant mainly shines with its dark foliage; however, pink blooms may appear in summers.
  • Plant this next to brightly colored flowers for a huge contrast and double takes from all who walk by!
  • The Panther® Ninebark grows best in zones 3-7. Need to find your hardiness zone? Use our map to locate yours!

Tips for Care:

The Panther® Ninebark is an easy to care for shrub with minimal needs! They’re known for being tolerant and adaptable.

  • The dark leaves enjoy the sunlight, so this plant needs full sun to bask in all day.
  • Just like lots of other plants, this one will need plenty of watering–especially if there’s no rain. You always want your soil to be moist. Be sure to provide well drained soil so the roots don’t drown in water.
  • If you’re curious about when to prune ninebarks–you’re not alone! Prune in the spring once the frost has passed. When pruning, you can simply trim to your desired shape.

Panther Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius N5′) Details

Common name Panther Ninebark
Botanical name Physocarpus opulifolius N5'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 3-7
Growth rate Medium
Height 4 - 5 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Pink