Common Ninebark 'Little Joker' - ShrubPhysocarpus opulifolius 'Little Joker'
A compact ornamental shrub with striking folilage!
Common ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) 'Little Joker' produces small, cream coloured flower heads with a hint of pink, yellow centres and graceful stamens - a lovely contrast to the burgundy red leaf. This strong shrub looks great in your garden! Known as Eastern, or Atlantic ninebark, a compact shrub, it will also be happy and do well in a large container on the patio, but also looks great as a solitary border shrub. Consider ordering several, the colour effect dotted around the garden will give added interest. Add this lovely, compact ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) 'Little Joker' to your order, today!Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreMake sure the root ball is well drenched prior to planting your Physocarpus opulifolius - steep in a bucket of lukewarm water first. It will thrive in a fertile soil preferably where the soil remains moist and is not too chalky. Improve poor soil with some fertiliser and garden compost. Stand the bush in a partly shady or sunny spot. Prepare a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Stand your nine bark at the correct height in the hole - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Refill the hole, press firmly down and water immediately.
Show morePhysocarpus opulifolius is a sturdy ornamental shrub requiring little or no maintenance. can be lightly pruned after flowering in May-June but will probably not be necessary as the shrub already has a beautiful shape. Therefore it is best to only prune if you wish to rejuvenate the plant. To do this remove some of the thicker stems this year, and again next. If not done too rigorously, the plant will have no problem. It looks great as a stand-alone shrub but also suits a garden border. Lovely to look at, wherever it is planted!
Show moreIn autumn, lovely red berries are formed. It sheds its triple lobed leaves in the winter time but not before turning a lovely autumnal tint. This is a hardy plant that is attractive all year through.