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Angel® Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Hoogi018'

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Angel Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Hoogi018') at Sargent's Nursery

Angel® Ninebark foliage

Angel® Ninebark foliage

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Angel Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Hoogi018') at Sargent's Nursery

Angel® Ninebark foliage

Angel® Ninebark foliage

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Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Eastern Ninebark


This stunning shrub is vigorous and well branched; foliage emerges vibrant orange and matures to a rich burgundy red, contrasting the showy white flowers in spring; also has interesting peeling bark; an excellent choice for borders or containers

Ornamental Features

Angel® Ninebark features showy corymbs of white flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer. It has attractive burgundy foliage with hints of purple which emerges orange in spring. The small serrated lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall. It produces red berries from late summer to mid fall. The peeling tan bark and dark red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Angel® Ninebark is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Angel® Ninebark is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Angel® Ninebark will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. This plant will benefit from an application of bonemeal and/or mycorrhizal fertilizer at the time of planting. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Angel® Ninebark makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Bark 
Ornamental Features

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