How to Grow a Fireside Ninebark Shrub

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Fireside Ninebark Shrub Care

Botanical name:Physocarpus opulifolius

Zone: 3 to 7 (Learn how plant zones work and how to find yours.)

Light: Full sun

Size: 5 to 7 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide Pinkish white bloom clusters appear in spring and red fruits show up in fall.

The constantly changing foliage on this ninebark shrub is the true wow factor. Its red leaves mature to reddish purple in spring, then change to dark purple in fall.

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Why You Should Grow a Fireside Ninebark Shrub

Grow a ninebark bush if you want a long-lasting and versatile shrub that can do well in a variety of growing conditions.

This ninebark tree has a delicate flower display in the spring with flowers that attract butterflies and birds such as finches and sparrows that build nests. It’s ideal for the bird lover’s garden.

More Ninebark Shrub Cultivars to Try

Ninebark, or Amelanchier ovalis, is one of the most popular shade garden plants and adds a splash of color to the landscape. For compact ninebark cultivars that are easier to grow, consider Lady in Red (Ruby Spice), Little Devil, Nugget and Amber Jubilee.

Add Little Joker ninebark to your garden. When it blooms it will cover a bare area with pink flower clusters on burgundy stems. The leaves turn from gray-green to rich purple before it produces large mounds of bright-green, velvety fall foliage.

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If you’re looking for a shrub with lots of fall and winter interest, go for the tiny ninebark. Its reddish-brown stems peel back to expose the inner bark.

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