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PHYSOCARPUS opulifolius 'Dart's Gold'

Commonly known as Nine bark

Golden foliage on arching branches
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - broadly ovate, 3-lobed, doubly toothed leaves to 8cm (3in) long
  • White - pink tinted.
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - compact, thicket-forming shrub with arching branches, spreading by suckers. Small flowers are followed by clusters of bladder-like, green-flushed red fruit 6mm (¼in) long
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - North America
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Gold -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Pruning group 2 - Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
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Physocarpus opulifolius - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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