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Growing Ninebark

Growing Ninebark

Amber Jubilee Ninebark


Vigorous, hardy shrubs with an arching habit and attractive flowers and foliage. Mature stems have exfoliating bark that provides winter interest. A good choice for borders, backgrounds, screening, massing, and hedges. A North American native species hardy in zones 3 to 7, and Amber Jubilee Ninebark (20719) is hardy to zone 2. Plant outdoors in spring after the last frost. Prepare a hole 12 to 18 inches deep and wide, mixing in compost or other organic matter. Plant with the roots slightly deeper than in the pot. 


Easy-to-grow plants for full sun. Tolerates part shade, but foliage color is best in full sun. Low-maintenance and generally does not need pruning, but can be shaped if desired after flowering. Drought-tolerant once established.

Fertilizer Recommendations

Use low rates of Gromax Fertilizer Tablets 20-10-5 (51165), Algoflash All-Purpose Liquid Fertilizer 6-6-6 (51085), or Neptune Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer 2-3-1 (51221).

Alternative Products

Other low-maintenance shrubs include Genista, Hydrangea, and Weigela.

Complimentary Products

Low to moderate feeders that benefit from occasional fertilization. Other North American native hardy shrubs are Compact American Cranberry (21180) and Bergeson Compact Dogwood (20329).

Ninebark Facts

Free of pest and disease problems. New varieties of Ninebark have been bred for their attractive, colored foliage in addition to their flowers.

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