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Raspberry Lemonade™ Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'ZLEYel2'

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Raspberry Lemonade Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'ZLEYel2') at Gertens

Raspberry Lemonade™ Ninebark foliage

Raspberry Lemonade™ Ninebark foliage

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Raspberry Lemonade Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'ZLEYel2') at Gertens

Raspberry Lemonade™ Ninebark flowers

Raspberry Lemonade™ Ninebark flowers

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Eastern Ninebark

Brand:  Plants Nouveau


An exciting, dwarf cultivar featuring bright yellow tinted leaves all season long, on an arching, cascading habit; white flowers give way to beautiful coral berries; extremely tough and durable, best foliage color is achieved in full sun

Ornamental Features

Raspberry Lemonade™ Ninebark features showy clusters of white star-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer, which emerge from distinctive shell pink flower buds. It has attractive chartreuse-variegated light green foliage with hints of gold which emerges yellow in spring. The serrated lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of gold and orange in the fall. It features abundant showy coral-pink capsules with red overtones from late summer to mid fall. The peeling tan bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Raspberry Lemonade™ Ninebark is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Raspberry Lemonade™ Ninebark is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Raspberry Lemonade™ Ninebark will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. To help this plant achive its best flowering performance, periodically apply a flower-boosting fertilizer from early spring through into the active growing season. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Bark 
Ornamental Features
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