New Ninebark

You probably don't remember, but last fall I picked up a new ninebark on clearance.


I already had a large ninebark in my garden and don't really know where I'll put another one, but I couldn't pass up the $10 price tag. The one shown above is my existing plant 'Summer Wine', whose deep, dark colors I love. The new one though...

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...well, it's fantastic!


Wow!  This one is called 'Center Glow', and is so vibrant! Here's another look at both:

Ninebark 'Summer Wine'

Ninebark 'Center Glow'

And here they are together:


I'm not sure why the one branch of 'Center Glow' looks so chartreuse -- maybe it's a nutritional thing, or got damaged.

I'm going to put this into a bigger pot as I really have no good idea of where to plant it right now. The colors will darken over the summer, as the foliage looked quite similar to 'Summer Wine' when I bought it. That's not a bad thing as I love 'Summer Wine' with its dark foliage:


But 'Center Glow' is a vibrant, exciting thing right now, and I have to get it into the garden somewhere!

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Claudia Fugate  – (April 28, 2013 at 9:23 AM)  

The Ninebark, Center glow is awesome. I was out admiring my Summer Wine yesterday. Great natives for the garden.

Maywyn Studio  – (April 28, 2013 at 9:24 AM)  

Lovely photos
I like the shape of the leaves. I didn't know what the plant's name until you posted. Thank you

Anonymous –   – (April 29, 2013 at 7:56 PM)  

I have 'Coppertina' & it is adding some copper color this spring! Yours are beautiful.

Gerhard Bock (Bamboo, Succulents and More)  – (April 30, 2013 at 11:01 AM)  

Saw a ninebark at the UC Botanical Garden plant sale on Saturday. Beautiful leaves. Not common around here.

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