Center Glow Ninebark

As low as $59.39 was $109.99
Availability: In stock
SKU
3973
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Some plants are just rock stars! Stylish Center Glow Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Center Glow') is one of those elevated, exciting plants you'll love having around your garden! And no wonder! There is always something going on with it. From white flowers in spring to outstanding burgundy foliage all summer, to beautiful bright red fruit in fall, to the interesting exfoliating bark in winter! The Center Glow is a four-season dynamo!

Take time to really study the fresh new foliage as it emerges yellow-green in spring. The leaves mature into bright red starting at the margins - and we're talking vivid, rosy red - in early summer! The yellow golden center is really something to talk about!

It's an outstanding performance, and the sweet clusters of white and pink flowers only add to the excitement. Butterflies and bees adore these blooms as well! You'll come back to this popular shrub over the whole growing season. The neighbors are checking it out, too! As with most Ninebarks, it has attractive exfoliating bark and attractive fruits for four seasons of interest.

Planting and Application:

Many people choose to use Center Glow as a fabulous background for perennial or annual flower beds. It would also make a great anchor plant at the corner of your house in your foundation planting. It makes a charming addition to your beautiful garden as a backdrop. Don't forget to try cutting some of the arched shoots for cut flower arrangements.

You just know it will stand up to the cold at your place - even those notorious wind tunnel side yards that nobody knows what to do with. Plant a nice, long row of Center Glow in that space. You'll get beautiful privacy and color, color, color!

  • Gorgeous Yellow Green Foliage Transforms into Reds & Burgundy
  • Pink & White Clusters of Flowers
  • Unique Red Seed Pods For Winter Interest
  • Incredibly Vivid Spring, Summer & Fall Color!
  • Borders, Hedges, Privacy & Ornamental

#ProPlantTips for Care:

For the best quality, give Center Glow at least 6 hours of sun a day. Well-drained soil is a must. It can handle a little bit of moist soil, but it needs to drain quickly. It is best to be planted in full sun, Center Glow needs a well-drained site and loves some mulch around the roots.

  • Full Sun
  • Widely Adaptable To Soil & Climate
  • Moderate Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Fast Growth Rate
  • Remarkably Cold Hardy

This plant was developed by Dr. Harold Pellet at the University of Minnesota. This shrub might just become your favorite. Order your own Center Glow Ninebark today, but hurry! We sell out of this variety.

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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.

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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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Center Glow Ninebark Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Physocarpus opulifolius 'Center Glow'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Pink, White
Foliage Color Yellow, Red, Burgundy
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring