PlantsNinebarks→Midwestern Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius var. intermedius 'Nugget')

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 6 feet
Plant Spread: 5 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Other: vibrant glowing yellow in the spring maturing to yellow-green by summer
Flowers: Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Child plants: one child plant

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Location: SW MichiganDate: summer 2019
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Location: SW MichiganDate: summer 2019
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Posted by Dennis616 (SW Michigan - Zone 5a) on Jul 4, 2019 6:44 PM

Nugget is one of those ninebarks to be used in tough growing conditions-- seems to handle any soil or water conditions. In half-way decent conditions is a very vigorous grower, quickly getting 6' x 6'. Better leave room for it because after pruning will quickly grow back.
Leaves emerge a nice golden yellow in spring, but do tend to lose some of the gold and become more lime-colored. Flowers don't contrast well with the foliage, but are nice. A solid, dependable background shrub for most any growing conditions.

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