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Physocarpus opulifolius Diabolo ('Monlo') (Ninebark)

This miniature deciduous shrub features clusters of showy white flowers that bloom along stems bearing green-purple foliage that becomes darker in colder months. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late spring
4-8 ft tall x 4-8 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar

Bright yellow foliage on a compact, upright, multi-stemmed, thorny shrub makes a statement in the early summer. The foliage retains its vibrant yellow hue throughout the summer, changing to orange and red in the fall. Bright red, glossy berries appear in the fall. Slow growth rate. Rounded, mounding habit.

Blooms late spring to early summer
3-4 ft tall x 3-5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Rosy pink petals sport a creamy white centre stripe and a bright chartreuse eye. Slow growth rate.

The common name comes from the fact that each flower only lasts for no more than 24 hours- they open in the morning wither before the following evening- some to be replaced by another flower on the same scape.

Blooms mid to late summer
2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Tetraploid

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Known for their large flower heads, these shrubs and their abundant blooms bring a touch of charm and whimsy to any backyard or garden. This variety produces large, rounded flower clusters that open lime-green, turn brilliant white during summer, then back to pale green as the season progresses, finally fading in the fall. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-5 ft tall x 4-6 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Neutral pH preference
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Deciduous

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This clump-forming semi-evergreen perennial features grass-like bright green leaves that are dotter with clusters of delicate, violet-blue, star-shaped flowers bearing yellow centres. Fast growth rate.

Despite the common name and the grass-like leaves, this is actually a member of the Iris family.

Blooms early to midsummer
6 in tall x 6 in spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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This deciduous shrub features clusters of showy white flowers that bloom along stems bearing orange, yellow, and gold foliage that becomes darker in colder months. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late spring
5-7 ft tall x 4-6 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant

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This miniature deciduous shrub features clusters of showy white flowers that bloom along stems bearing cheery chartreuse foliage that becomes darker in colder months. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late spring
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant

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