Trees and Shrubs forum: Showing off my Ninebark scrub.

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Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Jun 6, 2016 4:17 PM CST
So last year found this unusual beauty at Lowes garden center and thought i would take a chance because i fell in love wit hue foliage. This year it started to bloom much to our surprise. The first blooms were white and now they are all turning to red.
Does anyone out there have one of these and if so what can we expect from it next. I love it.
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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover
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pepper23
Jun 7, 2016 7:33 PM CST
I have several ninebarks and love them! I have a Coppertina and 3 Summer Wines. All of mine bloom pink but I really like your red blooms better.

I'll get some updated pictures later this week.
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Jun 8, 2016 7:26 PM CST
I remember mine is called Golden Jubilee in honor of 50th year reign of Queen Elizabeth. Would love to see your pics pepper23.
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Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Jun 10, 2016 4:21 PM CST
Kevin, some cultivars are miniature while others get quite large.

Here's mine, around 4 years old. It has the characteristic "fountain" of branches.
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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover
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pepper23
Jun 10, 2016 5:25 PM CST
I keep forgetting to take pictures outside this week. Been busy around here. But will get it hopefully this weekend.
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Jun 10, 2016 9:38 PM CST
Wow very nice ssgardener. I am loving the dark foliage. Do you have to do any trimming? Was wondering because where mine is planted i cannot let it get too big.
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ssgardener
Jun 11, 2016 3:57 AM CST
Thank You!

I only trim back around 3 or 4 of the longest branches a year so that the perennials under it can get a little bit of sun. Mine's in half shade so it blooms somewhat sparsely (as you can see in the picture). It's great all year long, with dark color that holds all season and interesting bark in the winter. This cultivar is 'Summer Wine' which gets around 6 feet tall. Others can get even taller but the dwarf ones stay very small.
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover
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pepper23
Jun 11, 2016 4:01 PM CST
I remembered to get a pic of my Coppertina but forgot my Summer Wines. Sighing!

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Name: Carol Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Jun 14, 2016 7:32 AM CST
Summer Wine (1) in bloom and (2) growing new post-bloom foliage:

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Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Jun 25, 2016 9:57 PM CST
These are some very interesting shrubs that i never knew even existed until i saw mine at Lowes garden center last year.
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UrbanWild
Aug 18, 2016 5:36 PM CST
ninebark is really a pollinator magnet as well. Nice looking stuff!
Always looking for interesting plants for pollinators and food! Bonus points for highly scented plants.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Sep 29, 2016 10:15 AM CST
Do deer eat ninebark? I'd like to plant one but I have deer here. Should I skip this one?

I'd also like to know if deer eat smoke bush?
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UrbanWild
Sep 29, 2016 7:42 PM CST
Of those I know which are in some nearby nature preserves, deer seem to leave them alone. I wouldn't call that conclusive though.
Always looking for interesting plants for pollinators and food! Bonus points for highly scented plants.
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Sep 29, 2016 7:48 PM CST
Normally deer leave dark colored leaves alone.
Don't know why , but red leaf maples are poisonous to horses so maybe the leaves contain some toxins.
My goats won't eat ninebark leaves and they are close to deer in species.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
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Frillylily
Sep 30, 2016 9:52 AM CST
thank you!
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Oct 22, 2016 1:38 PM CST
@Frillylily I know for sure the smoke bush is safe. You know I have deer that even eat my daffodils. They never touch the Smoke bush.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Oct 24, 2016 8:52 AM CST
wow I've never had them eat daffs!
my poodle likes to smell them!

upat5
Nov 6, 2016 8:42 PM CST
Hi!...lurker here...in my neck of the wood the deer didn't read the memo about dark foliage...I had 6 little ninebarks all hidden away in different locations....the deer found every single one Shrug!
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Nov 7, 2016 6:47 AM CST
Good info
maybe tastes are regional Shrug!
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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