Tiny Wine gold ninebark

Tiny Wine® Gold Ninebark

Scientific Name

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘SMNPOTWG’

Order

Rosales

Family

Rosaceae

Type

Shrub

Endangered Status

n/a

Number of Recorded Individuals at the Zoo

42

Tiny Wine gold ninebark

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Physical Description

Tiny Wine® gold ninebark was named for its foliage, which emerges in new growth in vivid yellows and golds. This shrub features exfoliating bark and white and pink flower clusters that bloom in late spring. This cultivar prefers moderate soil in full sun and is useful as an accent plant. Ninebark shrubs serve as a larval host for several moth species, and their nectar is harvested by bees and butterflies.

Native Range

From cultivation; species naitve to central and eastern United States

USDA Hardiness Zone

3–7

Average Mature Height

3.5 feet

Flower Color

White

Flowering Months

May–June

Supports

Bees and butterflies

Yellow flowers

Second Saturday Garden Tours

Join fellow nature lovers for a free, guided tour of Lincoln Park Zoo’s diverse plant life and ecosystems. During each tour, a zoo horticulturist will point out interesting species in bloom, answer questions from guests, and discuss the horticulture program’s past, present, and future.

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An Accredited Arboretum

In 2019, Lincoln Park Zoo earned Level II arboretum accreditation in recognition of the Horticulture staff’s ongoing effort to identify, label, and monitor the more than 330 species of trees, shrubs, and woody plants represented across the 49-acre park.