The Most Petite Ninebark Ever There are few shrubs that are easier to grow than Ninebark. This native American shrub adapts to most conditions you can throw at it without batting an eye. Disease resistant, pest resistant and not bothered by woodland critters, it’s hard to find a friendlier shrub for the home gardener. Now add to the growing collection of new Ninebarks the exquisite Tiny Wine Ninebark (Tiny Wine® Physocarpus opulifolius ‘SMPOTW’ PPAF). This is a beautifully small and perfectly formed Ninebark, not the large leggy version you might be used to. This new version of the native shrub is gorgeous in the garden bed and small enough for a container, too. Tiny Wine has almost indescribable flowers – like striped pink and white super-mini clusters of wild roses. The leaves are burgundy-maroon and mildew resistant. Since the plant is so small – only 3-4 feet high – it doesn’t get leggy like bigger ninebarks are prone to do. It doesn’t flop over and keeps itself neat and tidy all season. The stems are a deep russet-brown, and the new foliage is bright bronze, turning to burgundy-maroon. These dark red tones stay throughout summer and fall making this one super showy and unusual shrub for your garden. This is a shrub for year round good looks. Once the blooms in spring and fall have passed and the beautiful leaves have dropped for the winter, the true ninebark nature comes out. The exposed bark of Tiny Wine has a striking peeling appearance that brings interest to the winter garden. This is a true improvement over earlier ninebarks. Add this striking new shrub to your own landscape this season! * Fool proof plant* Naturally tidy* Native* Striking flowers and foliage.
Beautiful Leaves and Even More Beautiful Bark Amber Jubilee tree is a relative newcomer in the ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) family. Are you familiar with the ninebark family? If not, let Nature Hills introduce you to this great group of shrubs. Few shrubs are easier to grow than Ninebark. This North American native can handle just about anything you can throw at it. Unless you’re planting in beach sand, it will grow in your soil. It can handle droughts and torrential rains, even wet feet by a stream. Animal pests? They turn up their noses and walk away. Talk about easy to grow! Nature Hills sells the tree form of Amber Jubilee Ninebark, Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Jefam’. This great little tree is a veritable rainbow of colors all year round. In spring and summer the leaves are shades of orange, yellow and gold and sweet little spirea-like flowers come on in clusters. In the fall, the leaves transform to red and purple. In winter, though, is when this tree really shines. As the tree ages the bark begins to peel back and reveal beautiful strips in tones of reds, tans, browns, greens and grays. This is why these shrubs are called ‘ninebark’, because of the amazing shades found on the trunks in the winter when the leaves have fallen. Amber Jubilee Ninebark tree was bred in Canada and named for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. (She even planted a few herself!) If these are good enough for Her Majesty, you certainly need some in your yard! * First Editions® Plants* A kaleidoscope of leaf colors* Beautiful winter interest* Tree form.