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.