This week, the Plant of the Week is Ninebark!
Ideal Growing Zone: 3 to 7
Plant Description: 4.00 to 8.00 feet tall, spreads 4.00 to 8.00 feet, blooms from May to June, flowers are pinkish-white
Growing Conditions: Grows best in full sun to part shade, tolerates drought, erosion, clay soil, dry soil, and shallow-rocky soil, some maintenance is required
Uses: Specimen or mass. Shrub borders, hedge, screen or for erosion control on banks. A vigorous shrub that seems to be able to grow well in harsh conditions.
Plant Care: Easily grown in average, slightly acidic, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Prune as needed immediately after bloom and no later than mid-August. Plants may be cut close to the ground in winter to rejuvenate. Plants often struggle in the hot and humid summer climates of the deep South in USDA Zones 8-9.
Pests and Disease: No serious insect or disease problems.
If you want to know more about this plant, have a plant you want to be featured next week, or have any questions in general, please contact us!
According to the USDA plant hardiness zone map, Omaha is considered to be in plants zone 4b-5b.