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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 2 feet (61cm)
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet (61-91cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Child plants: 3 child plants

forced plants from greenhouses in exhibit

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Location: Philadelphia Flower Show in PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-03-06forced plants from greenhouses in exhibit
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Location: Philadelphia Flower Show in PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-03-06flowers of forced plants from greenhouses
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 8, 2019 10:49 AM

There is an old photograph of this Dwarf Ninebark in an old publication called "Home Landscaping, How to plan and plant your property using trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines, and hedges" on page 113, that is a Countryside Book with editions from the 1970's and 80's. It looks very good in the photo being a clipped hedge about 3 feet high and 5 feet wide, that has not been heaving chopped back, but lightly so with a little new growth. A very handsome hedge! I may have seen this plant once or twice in my horticultural career; I'll have to check the hedge collection at Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, next time I am there. In March of 2019 I saw a group of 'Nanus' placed in an exhibition called Phytoremediation at the Philadephia Flower Show in Philadelphia, PA, and of course, the plants and their flowers and foliage were a little smaller than what would occur in an outdoor landscape versus an indoor exhibit where the shrubs were forced to wake up early in a greenhouse. In the Chicago, Illinois area, Clavey's and Goodmark and The Growing Place Nurseries offer this cultivar.

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