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Lemon Candy Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Podaras 3' (PP# 22,362)

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Lemon Candy Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Podaras 3' (PP# 22,362)

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Botanical Name

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Podaras 3' (PP# 22,362)

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Full Sun

The Lemon Candy™ Ninebark is a compact version of this tough shrub, growing only about 3 feet tall and wide. It has brilliant lemon-yellow spring leaves which cool down to chartreuse yellow-green for the summer, before turning yellow again in fall. White flowers decorate it from late spring to early summer, and the peeling reddish bark is an attractive winter feature. This incredibly tough plant is so easy to grow, and it makes the perfect specimen in a smaller space, or use it to border a large shrub bed. It will grow in planters and tubs, or cover a bank with a golden carpet.

  • Lemon yellow spring leaves
  • Chartreuse yellow-green all summer
  • Compact smaller plant for smaller spaces
  • White flowers in late spring
  • Grows even in zone 2

The best leaf colors on the Lemon Candy™ Ninebark will develop in full sun, and the leaves never scorch in summer. This plant grows in any well-drained soil, including sands, gravels, heavy clays and urban soils. Once established it is drought resistant, and it thrives where other plants fail. It has no pests or diseases and needs no care to grow well for you. It can be trimmed into a hedge or left to grow naturally. Removing some older stems in spring, after a few years, will keep it vigorous and looking great.