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Physocarpus Opulifolius Nugget

The vibrant lime green foliage of ‘Nugget’ makes an interesting contrast with the exfoliating, cinnamon-colored bark.
Like the species, it is upright and vase shaped, with a somewhat coarse texture. Small, but showy, pinkish-white flowers, in dense, flat, rounded, Spirea-like clusters (corymbs), appear in late Spring. Flowers give way to drooping clusters of dark brown fruit (capsules), edible but better for the wildlife. Chartreuse foliage tends to green in too much shade. Ninebark is named for its exfoliating bark on mature branches, and provides another season of interest.
Likes the full sun, but a bit of hot sun relief will prevent burning in the warmest sun. Likes it on the dry side, but will be happier with occasional water.
Wildlife & pollinator friendly.

  • Common Name 'Nugget' Ninebark
  • Variety Nugget
  • Zone Zone 4
  • Mature Size 6'H x 6'W
  • Bloom Time May-June
  • Plant Type Deciduous Shrub
  • Flower Color Pinkish-White