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What are the facts? Again and again and again — what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what "the stars foretell," avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable "verdict of history" — what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
Robert A. Heinlein


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.

Please be patient

Typical Pine

Lodgepole Pine in our front yard.

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