Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’.
Gold Leaf Ninebark
- Main interest:
- attractive golden yellow foliage
- Soil & Exposure:
- full sun to partial shade, dry to medium moist soil
- white with pink tinge, May to June
- yellow, deciduous
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 3: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 10 ft (3 m) width: 6 ft (1.8 m)
Native to North America, Gold leaf Ninebark is an upright, spreading, somewhat coarse, deciduous shrub noted for its exfoliating bark. On mature branches the bark peels in strips to reveal several layers of reddish to light brown inner bark (hence the common name of “Ninebark”). Grown for its attractive golden yellow foliage. Features small pink or white, five-petalled flowers appearing in dense, flat, rounded, spirea-like clusters May-June. Flowers give way to drooping clusters of reddish fruit. This deciduous shrub grows to 10 ft in height and width, working well as a specimen or hedge.