First Editions® Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark

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Stunning Foliage First Editions Amber Jubilee Ninebark

  • 4 Season Compact Shrub
  • Carefree and Easy to Grow
  • Excellent Bright Spring Foliage Changes Colors
  • Pink Flower Buds in Clusters Open to White Flowers
  • Outstanding Gold, Orange and Red Fall Color
  • Winter Interest with Lovely, Layered Bark

Small yards often need plants that work all year-long. First Editions Amber Jubilee Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Jefam' PP 23,177) is a great choice to create a focal point in your landscape. This is a medium-sized shrub that was developed for its unique foliage colors.

Imagine a shrub in your yard that not only has the usual vibrant greens of a common shrub, but also features brilliant oranges and yellows, and maintains that color all season long!

Every spring, youll be thrilled to watch as new foliage emerges on this deciduous shrub. The leaves unfurl in a gorgeous color show, ranging from purple, to yellow, orange and red. Multi-lobed, textured edges contribute to the dramatic look and feel of the leaves.

We guarantee that youll fall in love with the delicate white cluster of enchanting blooms opening from gorgeous pink flower buds. After all, Ninebark is a relative of the Rose, and it produces pretty little flowers with the sweetest pale yellow centers.

Butterflies come in to take a sip before the flowers fade. Next up, the uncommon foliage steps into the forefront. In summer, the leaves look like they have been washed with a touch of bright, lime green paint.

In fall, the summer foliage deepens into amazing harvest tones of orange, yellow, reds and purples for another incredible show. Yet another fabulous ornamental display from this wonderful shrub!

Even in late fall and winter, showy red seeds stay on the bare branches until hungry birds eat them up. The older stems have that classic Ninebark peeling bark for added winter interest.

Amber Jubilee has an upright, rounded form and is relatively fast-growing and pest-resistant. It transplants easily, is low maintenance and will respond well to pruning.

This shrub was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, and it is certainly a shrub worthy of a queen. Bring a little of its royal brilliance into your yard today. Order today!

How to Use First Editions Amber Jubilee Ninebark in the landscape

Rounded and dense in habit with a bold array of colors in glowing tones of orange, yellow and gold, Amber Jubilee stands out in the garden border or makes an eye-catching hedge.

We love the idea of using Amber Jubilee near a patio or deck. As you enjoy your morning coffee, we bet youll love studying the rich colors of the leaves.

It seems that the closer you look, the more you find with Ninebark. Bloom time is so special, too.

The overall shape of the plant is rounded, with arching branches as it matures. It becomes a nice, very controlled shrub that needs little pruning.

Use Amber Jubilee as an accent or nice rounded anchor in the corner of your foundation planting.

Need a little spot privacy through your yard? Use a single shrub in the lawn as a magnificent specimen screening plant. It was selected for its striking foliage and is certainly showy enough to carry off a starring role.

Or, plant several of them as a continuous hedge. In a long, continuous hedge, plant them 2 or 3 feet apart. Youll measure from the center of one plant to the center of the next.

Check out all the colors of Ninebark for sale at Nature Hills. You might try having some fun in your landscape.

Why not recreate a stylish ombre effect? At the furthest end of your hedge, plant Diablo Ninebarks, then gradually change over to lighter and lighter leaved varieties.

An order for Ombre Ninebark Hedge might start with the deepest color planted farthest from your house. Use Diabolo, Center Glow, Summer Wine, Amber Jubilee, then Golden Ninebark closest to your house.

And no one is saying that a hedge has to be straight, for heavens sake. Wiggle the line a little bit. Go 2 or even 3 plants deep in certain areas.

Amber Jubilee is an easy to grow and colorful deciduous shrub that makes a fantastic smaller hedge or screening plant. Imagine all of this fantastic foliage color from spring way into fall. This is a wonderful choice youll never grow tired of.

Add a wide mix of flowering and evergreen shrubs and trees nearby. Lilacs, Rose of Sharon, Yews, Landscape Shrub Roses, you name it. The glowing tones of orange yellow and gold of the Amber Jubilee complement a wide range of partner plants.

For a rugged, low maintenance look, try adding a layer of groundcover Juniper shrubs in front. Use different varieties of Junipers. Add Russian Sage and Ornamental Grass.

Get a cool large garden pot and fill it with something garish and unexpected like First Editions Tiger Eyes Sumac to give a wild play on color. Both of those plants have incredible fall color, too!

Enjoy the process!

First, measure your yard. Then plan it all out on your computer or use paper, if you like. Order your plants from Nature Hills. Once your shipping tracking number is emailed to you, get out there and get your holes dug. When you plants arrive, follow planting guidelines that are included in every box.

#ProPlantTips for Care

This is a carefree, easy to grow plant. Amber Jubilee Ninebark is one of those not-so-fussy plants that will have the best color in sun but tolerates part shade.

They can tolerate most soils and really few of any concerns. Once established they can tolerate wet or dry soils but keep your plants stress free and give them some additional water during the dry periods.

When the plant is young, be sure to provide it supplemental water as needed. Once the roots are established in your soil, it becomes tolerant of periodically dry soils.

There really is no reason to shear it. Just allow it to take on its natural form.

For older shrubs that need a little touch me up, you can keep your shrub looking great with a 3 year renewal pruning in early spring. Take out a few of the oldest stems down to the ground. They can be added to a yard waste bag or added to compost pile.

Each year, youll aim to remove about 1/3 of the oldest stems a year. Leave the nice younger stems in place. In 3 years, you have a new shrub! Tip pruning can be done at most any time if needed without harming the plant.

Gardeners in deer country already know this, but deer will try any plant if they get hungry enough. However, Ninebarks are generally resistant to deer feeding.

Spray Deer Repellent according to directions for every new planting in deer country. Its also a good idea to create temporary fences out of chicken wire for valuable new plants.

Every season of the year, the Amber Jubilee Ninebark is doing something. From delicate white blooms in spring to the fall foliage. Each leaf is highlighted with tones of red and purple. Even in winter, the multicolored bark makes this Ninebark appealing over the entire season

Order this beauty today!

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First Editions is committed to "getting it right" with secure propagation and testing facilities. Plant scientists are using a network of in-ground and container test areas, along with integrated computer systems to track plants across the entire process.

Rest assured. If your plant comes in a pot labeled with the First Editions logo, you'll have peace of mind that other gardeners just like you have had fabulous success with the same variety in similar Growing Zones.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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First Editions® Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Physocarpus opulifolius 'Jefam'
Mature Height 5 - 7 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Deciduous
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Purple, Red
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes