Lemon Candy Ninebark Shrubs for Sale Online
Lemon Candy Ninebark produces chartreuse foliage that contrasts the deep red stems on this stunning compact shrub.
About Your Lemon Candy Ninebark
Use Lemon Candy Physocarpus as a low maintenence Hedge
Lemon Candy Physocarpus produces chartreuse foliage that contrasts the deep red stems on this stunning compact shrub, sweetly accented with a dusting of white flower clusters. Compact and easy to grow, requiring little pruning or care. Useful accent for a border or low hedge or massed in a low maintenance landscape.
|Mature Height:||2 to 3 feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 3 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous shrub, Late Spring to Summer flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to part sun|
|Habit:||Upright, spreading, densely branched|
|Flower Color:||White flowers in summer turning to reddish fruit|
|Foliage:||Chartreuse colored turning to rich red|
|Pruning Season:||Prune after flowering or in very early spring|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides nectar sources for pollinators. Great winter interest due to the peeling bark|
How to Care for Lemon Candy Ninebark
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Lemon Candy Physocarpus plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Lemon Candy Physocarpus to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.
History and introduction:
The common name of Ninebark comes from the appearance of the bark which is peels away in layers. The inner bark was brewed into a pain reliever and remedy for many other maladies by Native American tribes within this plant's range. Roots were sometimes steam cooked and eaten and plants were used as charms to cause bad luck.