Illuminate your landscape with this dwarf shrub's bright, yellow foliage. Lemon Candy Ninebark's foliage emerges bright yellow and matures to chartreuse in summer. Clusters of tiny, white flowers decorate this shrub in mid to late spring. As this compact shrub matures, it becomes more heat and drought tolerant. Physocarpus opulifolius 'Podaras 3' PP22362
Planting InstructionsNot picky about planting site, but would have better color in full sun.
Winter CareVery hardy.
Flower FormSmall single flowers arranged in spherical corymbs.
Foliage TypeRoughly ovate, deeply lobed with 3 lobes per leaf. Dark purple leaves are arranged alternately on the stems.
Soil RequirementGrow in slightly acidic, fertile well drained soil.
PruningFlowers on previous year's growth. Prune to remove crossed branches or to tidy up the plants. After flowering or late winter to early spring when dormant.
Additional InformationLoaded with petite pink and white blooms each summer. Attractive planted next to yellow or chartreuse plants or against a light background in a foundation planting.
Unique CharactersticsRare Find Nursery: An exciting new improvement in this reliable native shrub. Gold leaf color is much brighter than the old 'Dart's Gold' and plant is considerably smaller. This is the first introduction and largest of the three dwarfs in the new Gum Drop series.