With sleek black foliage and stems, Panther® Ninebark is the ultimate contrast option for your outdoor space. Plant it next to brightly colored selections for a design that commands fierce stares from guests to your garden or patio. Its smaller size and durability make it a unique, easy to grow selection for modern landscapes.
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘N5’ USPP#30820, CPBRAF
Introduced in 2018
Zone 3, can handle temperatures down to -40 Celsius or -40 Fahrenheit
Full sun, or 6+ hours of sun per day – the dark leaves love the sun!
Mature Size & Shape:
4-5′ tall and 2-3′ wide; upright
Sleek dark foliage is the star of this plant, but sparse pink button-like blooms may appear in summer
Planting and Care
Planting your Panther® Ninebark is easy:
Dig a hole twice the width of the pot, and deep enough so that when you place the plant in the hole, the top of the root ball is level with the ground around the hole. Fill in the space around the plant with a planting soil mix (you can buy this where you buy the plant) and press the area down with your foot.
Give the plant a good watering to help it settle in.
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Your plant needs regular watering to settle into its new home and establish roots. Give your plants a good soaking about once per week, and more often when it’s hot. Keep in mind that plants in containers dry out faster than in the ground. If leaves are wilting or curling, more water is needed. Use a soaker hose or drip system to make watering easier.
Reduce watering and weeding by adding a 2-3 inch layer of organic bark mulch around your plants. You can find this at your local garden center.
Your plant won’t need a lot of fertilizer, but it will benefit from an organic all-purpose fertilizer in the spring when the leaves start to sprout. A fertilizer with a higher middle number (e.g. 15-30-15 or 5-10-5) will work best.
Prune in spring after the threat of frost is over. Trim to the shape and size you desire. Ninebark are easy to prune!
We understand that you want to create a beautiful, relaxing space to enjoy. This is why we focus on improved plants that require minimal effort to deliver outstanding beauty, as well as making it easy for you to know how and when to provide care for each Bloomin’ Easy plant you grow. You can do this, and we’re here to help!