Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’
Common name: Dart’s gold ninebark
Description: A deciduous shrub with upright, arching branches. Ovate, three-lobed, toothed leaves are a brilliant yellow that turn lime-green in late summer – then yellow again with bronzy-red highlights in autumn. Corymbs of white flowers with tinges of pink appear in early summer.
Special Notes: Native to North America. Flowers on last year’s wood; prune for shaping right after flowering to remove crossed branches or dead wood. Wonderful exfoliating bark for winter interest. Propagate by seed; softwood cuttings in summer; rooted suckers in spring or autumn.
RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993
Posted on August 18, 2012