Physocarpus opulifolius 'Center Glow'


Tips for Homeowners:

Prune after flowering. It is helpful to remove older stems to make room for young growth, and also take out dead or damaged wood if needed. This shrub can be completely cut back to the ground for rejuvenation.

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The color on this shrub seems to change color constantly until it finally settles on burgundy that contrasts beautifully with the flowers and fruit.

  • New foliage is a lovely red color with a bright yellow base
  • Light pink flower buds open to white flowers in summer
  • Mature leaves will have a deep wine color

Great contrasting shrub for the shrub border, woodland garden, hedge or screen.

Height: 6-8 ft
Spread: 6-8 ft
Zone: 2-8
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Ninebark:

Just within the last 20 years what used to be a rather unexciting, tough and durable shrub, is now growing in popularity as an ornamental feature in the landscape. New cultivars have been introduced that keep the tough aspects and improve the beauty and function. The shrub has now become a 4-season plant with colorful leaves and flowers, fruit, exfoliating bark and structured form and habit.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Long Blooming
  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing
  • Great Foliage
  • Disease Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Red
  • Gold
  • Burgundy


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water