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Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’

Physocarpus

Common Ninebark

Anywhere eye catching foliar masses are needed, the following deciduous selections can fill the bill. With a leafy, casual look, Physocarpus presents three-lobed leaves, distinctive corymbs of tightly clustered small flowers and earthy red pillow-shaped fruit along their stems. These cold tolerant, Spiraea and Neillia kin possess both a durable, yet alluring bent.

<i>Physocarpus opulifolius</i> ‘Dart’s Gold’

Named for its broad three-lobed golden spring foliage, which turns lime-green in the summer, this fine shrub is also notable for its wide arching branches with pink-dusted white flowers. The colors blend well with an understory of Geranium ‘Salome’ and Euphorbia x robbiae.

Blooms June–July.

Size: 6' 0" high x 6' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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Fetching February flowers and foliage...

While the blooms of Teucrium, Correa and many Hellebores open in January, they're still dressing up our garden in February. A handful of Brunnera flowers peek out by the middle of the month against a backdrop of welcome unfurling foliage. Of course, once the dazzling pendulous Corydalis flowers appear they tend to steal the show. We hope you'll be smitten by at least one or perhaps many of the plants that we featured in this newsletter.

All of us plant wranglers at the nursery, along with Boobah, our wee greeter and self-appointed nursery manager, and shy kitty, Parker, wish you countless happy hours digging in a garden of your own! 

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