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Logic is a feeble reed, friend. "Logic" proved that airplanes can't fly and that H-bombs won't work and that stones don't fall out of the sky. Logic is a way of saying that anything which didn't happen yesterday won't happen tomorrow.
Robert A. Heinlein

Typical Pine

The edge were tree meets field creates a haven for all sorts of critters.


Physocarpus opulifolius

Ninebarks are characterized by fairly large coarse textured leaves, with several lobes. Flowers very small, but in round powderpuff-like balls. Colour white, to pinkish. While the flowers add interest, they are not breathtaking. Seed heads will remain on the plant through winter, and ac

Their bark adds winter interest to a landscape. It has a shredded appearence as if in many layers.

Easy to grow, tolerates abuse.

One report says not tolerant of chinooks.

Ok in full sun to part shade.

Good background plant. Good hide the bottom edge plant.

Prune hard to keep tidy, or whack off to the ground every 3-4 years.

Dart's Gold Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold'

Dart's Gold has leaves that come out as golden yellow colour. However in hot weather they will go to a greenish colour.

Good contrast plant Diablo ninebark, to purple twig, or any of the purple leaved flowering plums

It presents as a loose mound, 3-4 feet tall. Bark sheds in long strips giving a layered appearance, hence the common name.

Like all of the ninebarks, Dart's gold has some tendency to sprawl. Prune hard in fall after leaf drop. If they get out of hand, cut them to the ground.

Leaf -- Ninebark

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Ninebark, 'Amber Jubilee' #2 Std pot (6 qt) -18 $30.00
Ninebark, 'Amber Jubilee' #2 Std pot (6 qt) 30 2-3 ft. $25.00
Ninebark, 'Amber Jubilee' #4 Std pot (12 qt) 19 18-18 in. $40.00

Please be patient

Typical Pine

Lodgepole Pine in our front yard.

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