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Sunny Outlook Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Podaras 3'

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Sunny Outlook Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Podaras 3') at Classic Landscape Centre

Sunny Outlook Ninebark

Sunny Outlook Ninebark

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Sunny Outlook Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Podaras 3') at Classic Landscape Centre

Sunny Outlook Ninebark foliage

Sunny Outlook Ninebark foliage

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Sunny Outlook Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Podaras 3') at Classic Landscape Centre

Sunny Outlook Ninebark foliage

Sunny Outlook Ninebark foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Eastern Ninebark, Glow Sunny Outlook Ninebark

Group/Class:  Glow Series

Description:

An upright shrub with golden emerging leaves that mature to chartreuse-yellow; features small white flowers in spring, and interesting peeling papery bark; extremely tough and durable; a great color accent for general garden use

Ornamental Features

Sunny Outlook Ninebark features showy clusters of white flowers at the ends of the branches from mid to late spring. It has yellow-variegated chartreuse foliage which emerges gold in spring. The small serrated lobed leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The peeling tan bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Sunny Outlook Ninebark is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sunny Outlook Ninebark is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sunny Outlook Ninebark will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy. 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Bark 
Ornamental Features