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Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark

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Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Jefam’)Quite the colorful shrub, this garden beauty boasts yellow-orange-red new foliage in spring and summer, maturing to lime green then purple in the fall; a compact variety that will grow nearly anywhere

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
6 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Physocarpus
Species:
opulifolius
Cultivar:
Jefam
Flower Color:
white
Flower Period:
from late spring to early summer
Summer Foliage Color:
orange
Fall Color:
dark purple
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
can prune at anytime
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Eastern Ninebark
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Flower Bud Color:
pink

Ornamental Features

Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark features showy clusters of white flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. It has attractive orange foliage with yellow veins and tinges of lime green which emerges yellow in spring. The serrated lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall. It features abundant showy red capsules from early to mid fall. The peeling tan bark and antique red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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